Homemade Strawberry Jam - Nothing ever made toast taste so heavenly! And because freezer jam isn't cooked, it maintains a bright, vibrant color and "fresh from the garden" yumminess! But if you cringe when you see how much sugar is in each batch, here's a hack for you!
The problem is that standard pectin needs a specific amount of sugar to set. If you reduce the sugar, you guarantee jam that is thin and runny. So here's the hack--Use the recipe that comes with the pectin, reduce the sugar by up to 1/2 and add 1/2-3/4 cup of Ultra Gel® modified food starch after you stir in the pectin to help thicken up the jam. Works like a charm! Lots of great strawberry flavor without all the sugar!
One caution, though. Since the jam doesn't have massive amounts of sugar, it will spoil quicker. Probably best to package in small increments that can be used quickly. And keep it refrigerated or frozen when not in use!
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Ultra Gel®--Duct Tape for the Kitchen!