Apple – Raspberry Jam

This is a very yummy jam and so easy to make.

The common apple has uncommonly huge health benefits, and how to best enjoy them. Your mom didn’t use the term superfood but she knew about apples. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was the first nutritional advice I and many children heard from their moms.  For this reason, we call them “the first superfood.”

Raspberries are a red sweet juicy delight to see and eat. They keep your metabolic rate high with high levels of the trace mineral manganese and are one of the top 10 antioxidant-rich fruits. They are high in vitamin c and have more fibre than most fruits and vegetables.

As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option.  The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you.  The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.  The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness

Coconut sugar – Coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut flowers by boiling it down to dry sugar blocks or a soft paste or a granulated form. Coconut sugar contains a higher amount of nutrients compared to brown sugar as it has some amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, chlorine, magnesium, sulfur, and micronutrients.

 

Ingredients:

3 cups apples
1 cup Raspberries
1/2 tsp liquid stevia
2 Tbsp sucanat or coconut sugar

Directions:

  1. Core and chop apples into small pieces.
  2. Place apples into stainless steel or enamel saucepan with raspberries, sucanat and stevia.
  3. Simmer till apples are soft then mash with potato masher.
  4. Bring to a full boil over high heat.
  5. Boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Ladle into sterilized jars and put lids on immediately.
  7. Set aside and do not move for at least 12 hours till they have sealed then store them in a cupboard.

Note: As this jam does not have a lot of sugar in it; it will not last as long. A few months in the cupboard then refrigerate.

Here are some more of my favorite jam recipes:

Prune Jam
Prune Jam in Jars

Yummy Prune Jam is Sugar-Free with Apples and Cinnamon–  This prune jam was so easy to make. Adding the cinnamon made it extra delicious. I did add a little stevia to make it taste more like a jam. This recipe makes two small jars.

Strawberry Jam – You will be surprised how this refined sugar-free, packaged pectin free, recipe tastes so good!

Fig Jam – This fig jam is so good on toast or vanilla pudding and even on ice cream too. Yum! Also, it is very easy to make.

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3 thoughts on “Apple – Raspberry Jam”

    1. Hi Deborah, apologies for the delayed reply. Sucanat is a sugar and not a good idea to omit it. There was an error in the recipe and I have now corrected it, adding the sucanat to the directions. Thank you for pointing it out to me. I do need a proof reader.

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