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Berry Jam - Low Sugar - Jam Maker

Print Makes about 4 (240 mL) Jelly Jars
Create Low-Sugar berry jam with the Ball® FreshTECH™ Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker and Ball® Jam Setting Mix with Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin. Add your fresh ingredients and it does the rest in under 30 minutes! For more berry flavour, try our No-Sugar Recipe. Yield may vary depending on the amount of sweetener and type of sweetener being used.

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Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker

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  1. CLEAN berries by rolling back and forth in an open towel. If dirt is obvious on berries, rinse carefully in cool running water and drain thoroughly. Crush berries one layer at a time using a potato masher. Measure required quantity of crushed berries and remaining ingredients for your recipe; set aside. 
  2. SPRINKLE pectin evenly over bottom of the Pot fitted with the Stirrer. Add crushed berries evenly over pectin. Add butter/margarine to help reduce foaming. 
  3. PRESS jam button – the cook time will automatically default to 21 minutes. Press enter
  4. WAIT 4 minutes for appliance to sound 4 short beeps indicating that it is time to add sweetener. Add sugar, sugar substitute or honey gradually while Stirrer continues running. Place the Glass Lid on the Pot. 
  5. THE APPLIANCE will continue to automatically stir your ingredients while it cooks. Stay within earshot of the Jam & Jelly Maker, the appliance will beep again at the end of the process signaling jam cooking is complete. Press cancel, unplug the appliance and immediately remove Glass Lid. 
  6. REMOVE Stirrer using a pot holder. Skim foam, if necessary, from top of jam. 
  7. PRESERVE mixed berry jam immediately, using 1 of the 3 ways listed here
Mixed Berry Variation: Crushed mixed berries (any combination of strawberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries that yields 1 kg (4 cups). Prepare fruit as directed in Step 1, and follow above recipe instructions.

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