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Blueberry Bay Jam

No recipe image available.A diabetic-friendly, low-sugar blueberry jam flavored with bay and apple juice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 quarts blueberries
Unsweetened apple juice
5 bay leaves (optional)
1 (0.75-ounce) package no-sugar-needed pectin
12 packets Equal® Sweetener or 3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® Measure™ or 1/2 cup NutraSweet® Spoonful™
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Crush blueberries to make 4 cups. Place blueberries in strainer over glass measuring cup to drain juice, and add enough apple juice to make 1 cup total.
  2. Combine blueberries, juice and bay leaves in medium saucepan; add pectin slowly, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly to avoid scorching. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat; skim foam, if necessary. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove and reserve bay leaves. Stir in Equal® or NutraSweet® Spoonful™ and lemon juice.
  4. Fill containers to 1/2-inch from the top. Seal and let stand at room temperature until firm (several hours). Refrigerate until chilled, or place jam in freezer.

Makes 5 (1/2-Pint) Jars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 tablespoon): 15 cal., 0g pro., 4g carbo., 0g fat., 0mg chol., 0mg sodium.

Diabetic Food Exchanges: Free Food.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.