Apricot & Pineapple Jam

Wash your half-pint or pint jars, lids and rings in soapy, water. Sterilize them, covered 10 minutes, in boiling water.

Apricot 🍑 Pineapple🍍Jam
Yield: 10 cups (or half-pints)

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5 1/2 cups apricots, crushed (4 lbs apricot halves)
1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar or Whey Low D Sweetener – 2 lbs
7 Tbsp regular cooked-type ClearJel® (for canning)
OR 4 Tbsp Instant ClearJel® ® (if freezing, see Notes*)
1/4 cup lemon juice, bottled (or 2 lemons)
1 Tbsp corn syrup (aids w/storage, if freezing in bags)
Directions:
1. In a food processor, pulse to crush apricots.
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Microwave Jelly (small amounts)

Best to microwave only one batch at a time. Since it’s such a small amount, simply refrigerate, rather than processing.

Microwave Jelly (small amounts)
by Sharon Anne
Yield: about 1 1/2 (half-pints)

1 Tbsp REGULAR pectin powder
3/4 Tbsp REGULAR ClearJel® powder
1 cup granulated sugar, divided (or Whey Low D granular)
9-ounces grape juice concentrate, thawed & undiluted
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

In a small bowl, mix together the pectin and ClearJel powder with 2-4 Tablespoons of your choice of sweetener and set aside.



Combine the juices in a 3-quart microwave-safe bowl, and then whisk in the remaining sweetener, plus the pectin-powdered mixture.
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