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Old 04-19-2013, 03:28 PM
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No-Sugar-Added Blueberry Jam


A friend gave me 4 bags of frozen blueberries, so I decided to make some jam without sugar, I'm oven canning it as my big cooker isn't tall enough to submerge my pint jar. I made some before & made the mistake of blending the berries, I simply mashed them a little bit this time. I think It'll taste yummy!

Thanks for moving this to edibles, I oriogannly didn't put this in edibiles cause I thought this forum was for edible plants etc & I used frozed blueberries & don't yet have a blueberry tree/high bush..
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:37 PM
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yum! i love blueberries!
i think i would like to attempt to make jam this year too
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:55 PM
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I made it in my crock pot, let the 2 cups blueberries cook, mashed them a little, added 1/4 tsp salt, about 24 pkgs nutrasweet, 3 tsp white wine vinagar(instead of lemon juice that I'm allergic to) 1 1/2 tbsp of no sugar needed fruit pectin, jarred the mixture in a half pint & a pint jar (I need to get more half pint jars) wiped the lid for a good seal, hand tightened the lids, put in jars in my oven, turned it on to 250, after reaching 250 waited 10 minutes then turned oven off & left Jars in oven to cool, by the time they cooled enough to handle they were sealed.
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It's sound great till you mentioned nutrasweet, yuck. Why not sweeten it with stevia?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:21 PM
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cause I like nutrasweet better, & I can't afford Stevia. Oh and I'm diabetic Splenda seems to raise my sugars, not sure what Stevia does.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:02 PM
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I love to make jams and jellies for my kids. Their favorite it strawberry and peach freezer jam but my husband likes the chokecherry that grow wild here.
I like my strawberry rhubarb yummy stuff there. But we love blueberry anyway you serve it.

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Was just curious. I'm diabetic too but I refuse to put some artificial chemical in my body to sweeten anything. Stevia is higher than nutrasweet but I had rather pay a little more for a natural sweetener.
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I am diabetic too so when i want something sweetened, i use natural honey. none of the artificial sugar subs. those and the sucrose and corn starch are what caused the Diabetes epidemic anyways Also a spoonful is a great energy boost But i also like Jam better than Jelly
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When I make my jams and jellies again this summer, I am gonna have to remember your white wine vinegar trick. Because of several food allergies I have including lemons. At least I will be able to eat my own jam and jelly that way! Do you measure it out the same as the lemon juice or do you have to cut it?
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that is why I use White wine vinegar, I'm allergic to lemons, I think my sineses swell slightly & I get cold like symptoms, I can actually start wheezing with oranges, it's a slow reaction, and not fast like anafalactic shock people get who are allergic to peanuts or shell fish. I measure it the same as lemons, I use it when I make mayonnaise as well.
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Originally Posted by skayc1 View Post:
that is why I use White wine vinegar, I'm allergic to lemons, I think my sineses swell slightly & I get cold like symptoms, I can actually start wheezing with oranges, it's a slow reaction, and not fast like anafalactic shock people get who are allergic to peanuts or shell fish. I measure it the same as lemons, I use it when I make mayonnaise as well.
Awesome! I'll have to try that for sure! I have a huge list of food allergies and it's hard to find substitutes.
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