Low-Sugar Apple Jam

Low-Sugar Apple Jam

by Katarina of Thescorre

Low Sugar Apple Jam


This is not a period recipe. But I wanted to share it somehow. Especially since with the pandemic many are eating a lot of pb and jam/jelly. It also being lent.

My family has a few diabetic/pre-diabetic members and I myself just do not like jams In the stores due to high amounts of sugar. So I seek out not only low sugar jam recipes, but unique ones.

This summer I took my father fruit picking for the first time in his 80 years. He had fun picking peaches so I went back again picking apples. With the abundance of apples, I search hard for a low sugar apple Jam (not butter) recipe. This recipe used raisins but next time I will use the little Greek currants.

Also, I used the apples I picked, but I am sure u can choose another.


8 cups ginger gold apples peeled, cored and chopped small. (My first batch I left them semi large thinking they would break down in the cook but they didn’t. So about 1cm sized is good for spreading. )

1 cup apple cider. (I used cider as it is more pure and stronger than juice.)

8 tbs lemon juice. (For ph value)

3/4 cup currants (or raisins)

Heat in pot


Mix together:

1/4cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp clove
1 pack low sugar pectin


These where the spices I had at home at the time. Other spices like ginger could be added. I just didn’t have any πŸ™ mix and match.

Add spices to apples and bring to a boil.

At boil add 1 cup packed brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar. Add at boil and cook 1 minute then ladle into hot jars leaving 1/4″ headspace. Cover and process ad with normal jam making.

I know there ARE period jams of a sort. But many call for a lot of sugar. Something many of us can’t have so I just wanted to share this some place. If it isn’t period enough to post that is fine. πŸ™‚

I also have a raspberry peach low sugar jam recipe as well. If anyone is interested.