Originally shared by Megan Erickson, former SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist.
Try this research-tested recipe for reduced-sugar apple jelly courtesy of the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
- 2 tablespoons, Unflavored gelatin powder (2 packages)
- 1 quart, Apple juice, unsweetened
- 2 tablespoons, Bottled lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons, Liquid sweetener
- 2-3 drops, Food coloring (optional)
Yield: Makes about 4 half-pint jars.
- In a saucepan, soften the gelatin in the apple and lemon juices. Bring to a rolling boil and dissolve gelatin; boil 1 minute.
- Remove from heat. Stir in liquid sweetener and food coloring.
- Pour into hot jars. Seal and store in the refrigerator. Use within 4 weeks.
Nutrition Facts: One tablespoon of jelly contains 10 calories.
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SDSU Extension recommends using evidence-based recipes when engaging in food preservation at home. The recipe above has been research-tested and provided by the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Do not modify ingredients.