I developed this recipe for a friend who has diabetes. She complained that most diabetic jams had sweeteners added leaving a strange aftertaste. Fresh fruit, when in season, is naturally sweet. To make jam, you don't need to add sugar. A little agar-agar and lemon will help the cooked fruit thicken to make a spreadable fruit for toast, sandwiches, or cheeses. It will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. This recipe will work with all forest fruits.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 35 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
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Directions

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  • Combine lemon juice and agar-agar powder in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken for 5 minutes.

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  • Heat raspberries in a saucepan over medium heat until raspberries start to break up, 5 to 10 minutes. Use a masher to crush raspberries into a smooth consistency, but do not liquefy. Turn off the heat.

  • Stir thickened lemon-agar-agar paste into the saucepan with the raspberries and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

25 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 6g; fat 0.3g; sodium 0.1mg. Full Nutrition
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