Why find a diabetic jam recipe? Most jams are generally 50 calories per tablespoon. On the other hand, sugar-free jams contain about 10 calories per tablespoon, according to LiveStrong.com. If you are a person who eats jam often, this could make an incredible difference to your health. Besides, making diabetic jam is simple and fun. You just need a good diabetic jam recipe to get started.


How to Make Diabetic Jam


Before beginning to make diabetic jam, sterilize any containers that you will be using for storing your jam. The best way to do this is wash the containers and lids in warm soapy water. Then, rinse them thoroughly, place them in a large pot with water which covers them, and bring them to a boil. Cover and let them boil for 20 minutes without removing the pot’s lid. Afterwards allow the water and the containers to cool. When they reach room temperature, drain the water from the pot, but keep the containers and lids in the pot until you need them. Handle them as little as possible after this and avoid touching the rims and the insides.

Begin mixing the sliced fresh fruit in a large saucepan, over low heat. Add sugar-free gelatin and one cup of water. Use a gelatin which is flavored closely to the type of fruit you are using. Crush the fruit as you heat it up. Then increase the heat to medium and stir the mixture occasionally using a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil, allow it to boil a few seconds, and then reduce to low heat. Now, simmer a few more minutes and continue to stir.

Next, fill the sterilized containers with your prepared jam. Allow them to cool and then put them in the refrigerator or freezer. The jam will keep for one week in the refrigerator and up to three months in the freezer (eHow.com, 2012).


Diabetic Strawberry Jam



  • 1 pkg. frozen unsweetened strawberries (20 oz.), thawed
  • 1 ½ tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 8 tsp. artificial sweetener
  • 2 tbsp. cold water



Begin by softening the gelatin in cold water. Next, using a heavy saucepan, bring the strawberries their juice to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until soft, and then add the gelatin, stirring until it has dissolved completely. Allow the mixture to cool before stirring in the artificial sweetener. Chill in the refrigerator and serve.


Diabetic Jam Recipes


Really, most jam recipes are fairly similar and are easy to make. However, trying different diabetic jam recipes will only make you improve in skill. So, if you want to look for another diabetic jam recipe or two, try the following websites:

  • dLife.com
  • Food.com
  • BestRecipes.com
  • RecipeStar.com