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Low Sugar / No Sugar Strawberry Jam Recipe

Low Sugar / No Sugar Strawberry Jam

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"This jam has all the fresh-fruit flavor of fresh strawberry jam but with less sugar."

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Original recipe makes 2 (8 oz.) jars Change Servings


  1. Prepare waterbath canner, jars and lids according to manufacturers instructions, if preserving. Prepare and measure ingredients for recipe.
  2. Combine prepared fruit with fruit juice in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in Ball® RealFruit™ Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin
  3. Add sugar, sugar substitute or honey, if using. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
  4. Ladle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.
  5. Place filled jars in canner ensuring jars are covered by 1 to 2 inches of water. Place lid on canner. Bring water to gentle, steady boil.
  6. Process jars for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude*. Turn off heat, remove lid and let jars stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed. Clean and store according to manufacturers instructions.
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  • *Increase processing time: 5 minutes for 1,001 to 3,000 ft; 10 minutes for 3,001 to 6,000 ft; 15 minutes for 6,001 to 8,000 ft; 20 minutes for 8,001 to 10,000 ft.
  • © 2011 Hearthmark, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ball logo and Ball®, TMs Ball Corporation, used under license. Kerr logo and Kerr®, TMs Kerr Group Inc., used under license.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2012

I subtracted one teaspoon of water and added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. I made no other changes or substitutions. This turned out absolutely perfect. I've been wanting to try low sugar jam for a while now (because my family eats an obscene amount of jam) and you know, it was just as good. My oldest child said that he preferred it "less sweet".

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2014

Caution, this recipe is flawed. I followed it exactly, and only after my jam was runny and didn't set did I realize the recipe does not include an important step. The missing step is between #2 and #3. As written the recipe says add the pectin to the fruit (with no mention about heating/cooking) in step 2, then in step 3 you add sugar and bring it to a boil. The recipe would be fixed if you add words to step #2 saying "and heat to a boil." After my Jam did not set, I read the instructions on the Ball Low Sugar Pectin package and it stresses that you put the pectin in with the fruit and heat those together BEFORE adding any sugar. This recipe does not say that. My guess is if you did heat up the pectin with the fruit (before sugar) it may work fine, which is probably what most of those who rated this recipe highly likely did. I have jars of strawberry syrup instead. Oh well....


10 Ratings

Jun 19, 2011

so easy and great strawberry taste. I have never made jam before as I thought you needed way more berries. Not so! I will definately make this again An added note I did add the lemon juice, 2not 3 teasp per 2 half pint batch.

Jun 29, 2012

yum! thought it was going to be syrup but it thickened right up a few hours after the canning process was done

Jun 10, 2012

I used honey and apple juice. Delicious!

Jul 04, 2013

I tried this recipe for the first time today and it turned out perfectly! The level of sweetness was just right, and since low-sugar pectin is used the huge amount of sugar one normally uses in making jam isn't needed for preservation. (I used water instead of fruit juice and the 1/2 cup sugar). As one other reviewer mentioned, the consistency inside the processed jars seemed to be more like thin syrup at first, but about three to four hours after pulling them out of the water bath they had thickened up to a perfect consistency. I highly recommend this recipe!

Jan 07, 2014

Perfect amount of sweetness. Have also used this for peaches, cherries, and blueberries, and I always add cinnamon and/or nutmeg, ginger. Can add in some finally chopped mint too.

Jul 11, 2012

I used this recipe for making 12 8oz jars of Strawberry jam and it turned out perfect! It was my first time making jam ever and I also never did canning before. I used honey and apple juice as well. I multiplied this recipe x8 and it called for 3 cups of sugar or sugar substitute. With a regular jam recipe it calls for 7 or 8 cups of sugar. So not sure if I could call this recipe low sugar but at least you can use honey instead of granulated sugar so it's still so much better. Will make this again!


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  • Calories
  • 16 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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