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Jam Maker Strawberry Jam - Low Sugar

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Jam Maker Strawberry Jam - Low Sugar
Makes about 4 (8 oz) half pints.
Yield may vary depending on the amount of sweetener and type of sweetener being used.

Create Low-Sugar jam with the Ball® FreshTECH® Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker and Ball® RealFruit® Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin. Add your ingredients. The Jam Maker does the rest in under 30 minutes! For more strawberry flavor, try our No-Sugar Recipe.

You will need:

3-2/3 cups crushed strawberries (about four 1-lb containers)
3 Tbsp Ball® RealFruit® Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin
1/2 tsp butter or margarine
Up to 1 cup granulated sugar, sugar substitute, or honey

Directions:

  1. WASH strawberries in cool, running water and drain. Remove stems and hulls. Crush berries one layer at a time using a potato masher. Measure required quantity of crushed berries and remaining ingredients for your recipe; set aside.
  2. SPRINKLE pectin evenly over bottom of the Pot fitted with the Stirrer. Add crushed strawberries evenly over pectin. Add butter/margarine to help reduce foaming.
  3. PRESS jam button – the cook time will automatically default to 21 minutes. Press enter.
  4. WAIT 4 minutes for appliance to sound 4 short beeps indicating that it is time to add sugar. Add sugar gradually while Stirrer continues running. Place the Glass Lid on the Pot.
  5. THE APPLIANCE will continue to automatically stir your ingredients while it cooks. Stay within earshot of the Jam & Jelly Maker, the appliance will beep again at the end of the process signaling jam cooking is complete. Press cancel, unplug the appliance and immediately remove Glass Lid.
  6. REMOVE Stirrer using a pot holder. Skim foam, if necessary, from top of jam.
  7. PRESERVE jam immediately, using 1 of the 3 ways listed here.