Making Jams and Jellies
Reduced-Sugar Fruit Spreads: Refrigerated Apple Spread
Refrigerated Apple Spread (Made with Gelatin)
- 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder
- 1 qt bottle unsweetened apple juice
- 2 tbsp bottled lemon juice
- 2 tbsp liquid low-calorie sweetener
- Food coloring, if desired
Yield: 4 half-pints
Procedure: In a saucepan, soften the gelatin in the apple and lemon juices. To dissolve
gelatin, bring to a full rolling boil and boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sweetener and
food coloring, if desired. Fill jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust lids. Do not process or freeze.
Caution: Store in refrigerator and use within 4 weeks.
Optional: For spiced apple jelly, add 2 sticks of cinnamon and 4 whole cloves to mixture
before boiling. Remove both spices before adding the sweetener and food coloring.
This document was adapted from the "Complete Guide to Home Canning," Agriculture
Information Bulletin No. 539, USDA, revised 2015.
Reviewed March 2017.
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