Sugar-Free Blueberry-Strawberry Jam


If you're looking to eat less sugar, this sugar-free jam is a great start! Packed with blueberries and strawberries, this jam is perfect for spreading on toast or inside a sanwich.

Sugar-Free Blueberry-Strawberry Jam
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Process Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 half-pint jars


  • 4 ¾ cup fresh blueberries

  • 4 ¾ cup fresh strawberries, hulled

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 tablespoon bottled lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 ½ tablespoon powdered fruit pectin for low- or no-sugar recipes


  1. Place 1 cup of the blueberries in an 8- to 10-quart heavy pot. Use a potato masher to crush the berries. Continue adding blueberries and the strawberries and crushing until you have 6 cups crushed berries. Stir in the water, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Gradually stir in pectin.

  2. Bring berry mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off any foam with a metal spoon.

  3. Ladle hot jam into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  4. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.


Jams and jellies need some time to set up after processing. Wait about 2 weeks before serving jams, jellies, and preserves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

7 Calories
2g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 7
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Vitamin C 5.6mg 28%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 19mg 0%
Folate, total 2.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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