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Low Sugar Strawberry Jam {No refined sugar}

This delicious homemade strawberry jam recipe is made with fruit juice and agave nectar instead of refined sugar.  No canning required with this easy jam recipe!
Course Breakfast, Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 23kcal
Author Amee


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries rinsed and stems removed
  • cup no sugar added white grape fruit concentrate such as Welch's or an organic brand, if available
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Ball low or no-sugar added pectin you must use the pectin that is specifically for no sugar jam
  • ½ cup agave nectar


  • Prepare berries by rinsing them, removing the stems and mashing them with a potato masher until crushed. I like mine a little chunkier, so I leave some chunkier. You should end up with 1 ½-2 cups of crushed berries
  • Next, you need to prepare your water bath for canning
  • Combine fruit and white grape juice concentrate (no sugar added) in an 8 qt saucepan
  • Gradually stir in pectin
  • Bring to a full boil, that cannot be stirred down, over high heat and stir constantly
  • Then add agave nectar and return to a full boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat and skim foam off the top, if necessary
  • Pack into hot mason jars and refrigerate up to 3 weeks or preserve with canning method up to 1 year


  • As the freezer jam sets, the strawberries may rise to the top of the container. As soon as this happens, mix them back in, and then they should stay dispersed as the jam continues to settle.
  • You must use pectic specifically for no-sugar or low-sugar jam and no-sugar-added grape juice concentrate.
  • Add a splash of lemon juice to brighten up the fruity flavors.
  • Keep in mind the jam will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Are you planning to can low-sugar strawberry jam? First, you'll need to prepare a water bath for canning. Check this USDA canning guide for everything you need to know about the DIY canning method


Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg