BEST. Sugar free. Jam. Ever. And I am a grammar police—I have written fifty books (mostly English curricula) and forty thousand pages over the past fifteen years. But this jam is good enough to break the sentence rules over! 🙂
I can’t get to the link to give the gal credit for the original, non-sugar-free version of this (blocks me!), so I don’t know who to give the accolades to—but trust me when I tell you that this is the best…the best of the best. The very best.
It can also be used in multiple ways—use a little less sweetener (if desired) for the jam itself. Add a little more sweetener (and maybe thin it when serving with a little water) to use as a shortcake or ice cream topping.
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I keep a few pint jars of this in my freezer all the time—then transfer to the fridge to use on low carb toast, my BEST Low Carb Biscuits, low carb pitas, low carb crepes, Not-So-Oopsie Bread, pancakes, and more. You want this in your freezer! 🙂
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- In a large pot, combine strawberries and bulk sweetener.
- Let stand for one hour.
- Heat the pot to boiling, then simmer for 15 minutes.
- Stir in the Jell-O.
- Fill clean containers with jam. (I use pint jars and allow a little room at the top for expansion.)
- Place in freezer and get out as you need them. (I put one in the fridge right away and put the others in the freezer for later.)
Low Carb (LC): This is a very low carb jam—but doesn’t taste “yucky” like the low carb jams available at the store! 🙂 (I told you that I am picky!)
Family-Friendly Low Carb (FFLC): This is family-friendly too! In other words, it is very low carb, but it doesn’t taste low carb—so all of my kids love it!
Store-Bought-Stella (SBS): No, this isn’t as easy as buying jam at the store, but I have tried like eight different jams—and all of the sugar-free ones are, as I mentioned above, yucky. 🙂
Homemade Hannah (HH): I know that many HH’s would never use sugar-free jello, but if you ever want to make an exception to that rule, this is the time to do it! It isn’t that much sf jello per serving over all. But I understand if you are not comfortable with this recipe. No problem!
Freezer Cooking (FC): Perfect for the freezer—that is why they call it freezer jam! 🙂 You want this in your freezer, at the ready, all the time…
Oldie Goldie Family Recipes (OG): I have made a lot of homemade jams and jellies in my day (jalapeno jelly, anyone?), but none (even the sugar-laden ones) were as good as this one!
Trim Healthy Mama-Friendly (THM) (www.trimhealthymama.com): Technically, this is not on plan for THM’s because of the artificial sweetener in the store-bought jello. However, if you want to go “off plan” while still staying well under your carb limit for all three settings—S, E, and FP—this is the dish to do it with!
Cycle Cooking (CYC): Not in my regular meat or side dish cooking cycle, but I do try to group things together. For example, if strawberries are on sale, I will buy a ton of them and cut and clean while listening to my audio book—and then have strawberry shortcake, make fruit salad for a dance with strawberries in it, make strawberry cake or muffins, and, of course, this jam! Efficiency, baby!
Sugar Free (SF): Yep—but doesn’t taste like it is!
Gluten Free (GF): Yes!
Low Carb Mixes (LCM): Not a mix per se, but another bulk item. I love cooking in bulk!
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