Spiced Apple Pear Freezer Jam - Freezer Jam Pectin
Cooking and sugar are kept to a minimum in this spread that resembles old-fashioned fruit butters with sparkling fresh fruit flavour.
Makes about 5 x 250 ml jars
1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar or SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
1 pouch (45 g) BERNARDIN® Freezer Jam Pectin
4 cups (1000 ml) chopped, peeled apples
4 cups (1000 ml) chopped peeled pears
1/4 cup (50 ml) water
1/2 cup (125 ml) lightly packed brown sugar or 1/4 cup (50 ml) SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
3/4 tsp (4 ml) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 ml) each: ground cloves, nutmeg & allspice
• Wash and rinse 5 BERNARDIN® Freezer Jars and lids or 250 ml mason jars and closures.
• Combine apples, pears and water in a saucepan; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Crush fruit; measure 4 cups (1000 ml) cooked fruit.
• In a large mixing bowl, combine Freezer Jam Pectin and sugar or SPLENDA® and spices until well blended. Stir fruit mixture into pectin-sugar mixture; stir 3 minutes.
• Ladle jam into jars, leaving 1/2 inch (1 cm) headspace. Wipe jar rims removing any residue. Apply lids tightly. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks, freeze up to 1 year, or serve right away.
Makes about 5 x 250 ml jars.