Can uncooked, or freezer jam be made without sugar?
If a special low methoxyl pectin product, such as Mrs. Wages Light Home-Jell (TM), is used, freezer jam can be made without any sugar, with reduced sugar or with an artificial sweetener.
3 cups crushed fruit
1 box Mrs. Wages Light Home-Jell
1 cup water
Measure 3 cups of crushed fruit at room temperature into
a bowl and set aside. **Note: If artificial sweeteners
are to be used, stir them into the crushed fruit. Stir
Light Home-Jell thoroughly into 1 cup of water in a
saucepan. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly to
prevent sticking and scorching. Immediately stir into
crushed fruit. Stir thoroughly, about 3 minutes. Pour
into freezer containers and refrigerate. After jam has
set (about 2-3 hours), seal tightly and freeze. Yield: 4
Source: Mrs. Wages New Home Canning Guide, 1986.
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009