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Jul 15, 2013 5:08 PM CST
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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Has anyone used this to make jam?
http://www.pomonapectin.com/

It says you can use any sweetener that you like and your jams and jellies will still set. Looks interesting. I think I might try some strawberry rhubarb jam-I haven't canned any jam in years but it sounds like a great project Smiling
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Jul 15, 2013 5:44 PM CST

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I haven't used it but I think I might give it a try. Thumbs up
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Jul 15, 2013 7:53 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I have used the 'no-sugar' pectin available in grocery stores which unfortunately has some sort of sweetener in it (I forget which) with good success, usually more than halving the sugar for jams. On another website, I've read excellent reviews of the Pomona pectin and it apparently is truly sugar-free. Not sure how much you can cut the sugar using that one - my goal is not to be totally sugar-free but certainly I'd like to use less sugar than fruit. I'd also like to experiment using fresh stevia as the sweetener. Perhaps we can share our success (and/or failure) stories on this thread.
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Jul 16, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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I sure would be interested in making jam with fresh stevia as well.
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Jul 16, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
My thought is to whirl up some stevia and add it to the cooking berries until I get the sweetness I like. ?? I first need to get the P. pectin, though, and my raspberries are ripe right NOW. I always freeze a bunch and often make my jam when the weather cools down a bit. I don't notice much difference, if any, between fresh or frozen fruit. It all gets jammed up anyway.
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Jul 16, 2013 4:20 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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I've used frozen fruit often, but I do freezer jam too. Not sure how I would adjust the sweetness or even how I would add the stevia? My raspberries are finished except for fall ones. By then the stevia may be finished. I am going to try and overwinter it though.
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