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Paula is asking: (5 answers)
I would love to make some jams, but I am a diabetic and the recipes all call for so much sugar. Can I replace the sugar with "Splenda"? Will affect the taste or consistency?

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Last updated: Jul. 13, 2013 12:42 am
Posted: Jul. 12, 2013 1:47 pm
Answered by: AllieGeekPi
Jul. 12, 2013 1:51 pm
I don't think Splenda will work. However, I make low sugar jam using a product called Pamonas works great.
Jul. 12, 2013 4:33 pm
So, you don't add any sugar to your low-sugar jam?
Jul. 12, 2013 7:14 pm
I use some sugar...I use the low sugar recipes. The recipes are at this link:
Jul. 12, 2013 7:56 pm
Thanks so much ... I may just have to try some of these recipes.
Answered by: Nonna Hope
Jul. 12, 2013 1:52 pm
No you cannot replace Sugar with Splenda but you can get a low-sugar variety of Sure-Jell Pectin that uses Splenda. I have always gotten a slightly softer jell and it doesn't keep quite as well after it is opened (for me at least) but it is a nice thing to have.
Jul. 12, 2013 4:35 pm
Thank you both for your insight. It's hard (all of a sudden) to cut out sugar from your diet ... I have found it very challenging.
Answered by: the4taals
Jul. 12, 2013 2:21 pm
Jul. 12, 2013 2:22 pm
yes, you can use Splenda but you need to buy the no sugar pectin, you cannot use the regular pectin, here is a link to the site I use for canning.
Jul. 12, 2013 4:30 pm
Thanks for this link ... I checked it out and it looks promising. Can't wait to try some of these recipes!
Answered by: scnttennorman
Jul. 12, 2013 3:28 pm
I cook splenda al of the time. I find it doesn't affect the taste of foods. Regarding your jellies and jams, I put non-fat jello in my jams and jellies using the same type of fruit you are using. You can also add more pectin for a tighter consistency.
Jul. 12, 2013 4:31 pm
Thanks for the tip
Answered by: Sweettreats
Jul. 13, 2013 12:40 am
They do make Splenda that measures and bakes just like sugar. It comes in a box not the small packets. I use it to make goodies for my diabetic neighbor.
Jul. 13, 2013 12:42 am
It says Splenda granulated on the front of the box.
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