Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quick and Easy Poached Pear and Pineapple Sugar Free Freezer Jam

Why oh why has it taken me, the freezer meal queen, so ding-a-dang long to delve into freezer jam?! Holy sugar freak! This stuff is awesome! I have to give a big hearty thanks to Ball Fruit Jell for the Freezer Jam Pectin. It absolutely rocks! So, hello. I'm hooked. No cooking?! Yes! Even more exciting for putting away good jam quickly. The other side...we can just put it in the fridge and use it. So, it's good in the freezer up to a year, but in the fridge up to three weeks. Around my house, the three weeks is just about right. There's no sugar in the pectin, but I was curious if I could get away with sugar free freezer jam. So far, I haven't seen any specially made for sugar free jam. So, I decided to try it, but using some super awesome already pectin filled fruit, like pears.
If you want to make other fruit jam that is freezer friendly, get some of this stuff. It has recipes inside the box. Basically 1 1/2 cup sugar, pectin, and 4 cups of crushe fruit. That's it folks! Or visit their website http://www.homecanning.com/ for more ideas.
Sugar Free Poached Pear and Pineapple Freezer Jam
2 cups cooked, peeled pears
2 cups crushed sugar free pineapple
1 pouch (2 in a package)Ball Fruit Jell Freezer Jam Pectin
1 1/2 cups spoon able xylitol, stevia, or Spenda
1/2 tsp each, LorAnn vanilla bean paste, LorAnn sweet dough emulsion, and Chef Tess Wise Women of the East Spice blend (see my Etsy site to order it)

In a large glass 2 quart bowl, combine the pectin and spoon able xylitol, stevia or Splenda. Mix until well combined, about 1 minutes. Add the fruit, mashing well and combine 3 minutes. until well mixed.
Add the spices and flavorings.
See the vanilla bean specks. I know...it's gorgeous!
Put into 1 cup containers leaving 1/2 inch head space if you plan on freezing it. This recipe yields 5, 8 oz. freezer jars. Allow to sit at room temperature 30 minutes until jam sets. Freeze up to one year in freezer containers or just put in the fridge and use within 3 weeks. It's that absolutely easy! Crazy right?!
There you go.


Mr. Pineapple man said...

yummy yummy yum! pineapple is good~

Meadowlark said...

I'm leery but I'll give it a shot. I will say, for the record, that you will need to attempt my "famous" (in my mind at least) Sunshine Jam. http://justwanderingthrough.blogspot.com/2008/10/pineapple-jam.html

We are out of last season's many batches and I cannot WAIT til the pineapple shows up in the stores, fresh and juicy!


mlebagley said...

Yummo! I am salivating. How do you do that?

Sara said...

Hi! Know this was from a few months back, but just stumbled upon it while searching for freezer jam recipes! Sounds delish!
Did want to let you know, that I found Pomona's Universal Pectin. Made a batch of peach and peach-pineapple this morning using no refined sugar. Instead, we used honey in one and agave nectar in one. You may want to check it out!!