Berry Jam or Jelly

  • 4 cups juice and pulp without seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 package fruit pectin (Mrs. Wage’s Lite Home-Jell)
  • About 24 – 30 packets of Equal or about 18 – 20 packets of Sweet ‘n Low (or to taste)  ***Saccharin also comes in liquid form. Try about 3 or 4 teaspoons.

Measure 1 quart (4 cups) berry juice, or juice and pulp, into a large pan or kettle (about 8 quart size). Add lemon juice and stir in pectin. Let sit about 10 minutes. Place on high heat and stir constantly to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. (Foam will boil up close to top.) Boil 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add artificial sweetener. Stir for two minutes to mix  thoroughly. Remove foam with a metal spoon.

Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal with new lids according to manufacturer’s instructions. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Or you can store in refrigerator. The processing step is important since there is no sugar as a preservative.

 

 

 

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