This prune jam recipe was so easy to make and healthy without all that sugar usually found in jams. It took me just over an hour which included taking lots of photos of the jam too. Adding the cinnamon made it extra delicious. I did add a little stevia to make it sweeter. This recipe makes two small jars as seen in the photos here.
Prunes are full of many amazing health benefits from helping with constipation to lowering blood pressure to even helping with weight loss. So do enjoy a healthy prune or two as these dried plums are a tasty sweet treat.
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.”
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
When we think of cinnamon we usually imagine delicious pastries or a hot drink but cinnamon is also full of health benefits. These benefits are backed by valid scientific research. It is helpful from lowering “bad” HDL cholesterol levels to lowering blood sugar levels.
- 1 cup apples
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups pitted prunes
- 10 drops liquid stevia
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Peel, core, and chop the apples.
- Put the apples and the water into a saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
- Mash the apples.
- Now add the prunes, simmer until prunes are tender and the mixture is a jam consistency, for about 15 minutes.
- Pour the jam into jars, cool, and cover with lids.
- First, enjoy your homemade jam.
- Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
I made a small batch but you could easily double or triple the recipe if you want lots of jam.
Here are a few more sugar-free jam recipes:
Apple – Raspberry Jam– This is a very yummy jam and so easy to make.
Fig Jam– delicious and sweet healthy 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.
Here are some delicious Prune Recipes:
Prune Powerballs are Yummy and Full of Energy – These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history. Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.
Sweet Prune Fruit Pudding with Custard is Delicious – This prune fruit pudding made with the fruit compote is so delicious. What makes this pudding so special is being topped with the vegan custard. Also, what I really like about it is that there is no sugar added.
Fruit Compote – very easy to make and delicious too.