No-Sugar-Needed Peach Jam

Recipe by Nana Lee
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 48
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups chopped peaches (about 3 pounds fully ripe peaches)
  • 34
    cup water
  • 1
    (1 3/4 ounce) box lower sugar pectin or (1 3/4 ounce) box no sugar needed fruit pectin
  • 12
    cup Splenda granular, no calorie sweetener
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DIRECTIONS

  • BRING boiling-water canner, half full with water, to a simmer.
  • Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water.
  • Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat.
  • Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain jars well before filling.
  • PEEL, pit and finely chop or grind peaches. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared peaches into 6- or 8-quart saucepot.
  • Stir in water.
  • Gradually add pectin, stirring until well blended.
  • BRING mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in SPLENDA® Granular.
  • Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
  • LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads.
  • Cover with 2-piece lids.
  • Screw bands tightly.
  • Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.).
  • Cover; bring water to gentle boil.
  • PROCESS 10 minutes.
  • Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely.
  • After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.).
  • ADDED INFO 3/10/07.
  • Great Substitute:
  • Prepare as directed, substituting 1 thawed can (12 oz.) frozen white grape juice or apple juice concentrate for the 3/4 cup water.
  • Makes about 4 (1-cup) jars or 64 servings, 1 tablespoons each.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving with White Grape Juice:
  • 20 calories,
  • 4g carbohydrate,
  • 4g sugars.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving with Apple Juice:
  • 15 calories,
  • 3g carbohydrate,
  • 3g sugars.
  • Inversion Method:
  • To use inversion instead of boiling water bath method, turn jars upside-down after bands have been screwed tightly.
  • After 5 minutes, turn upright.
  • Avoid improper lid seal by filling jars immediately with hot fruit mixture.
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