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What is a good low-sugar quince jam recipe?

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To make low-sugar quince jam, cut 7 cups of quince into slices, mix 1 cup of sugar with 1/3 cup of Stevia and boil in 2 quarts of water for five minutes. Cook the quince until it thickens, then turn off the heat, and put the mixture into jars.

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Alternatively, make quince jam with no sugar by replacing sugar entirely with Splenda or natural sweetener Stevia. For every 7 cups of quince, use 3 cups of Splenda or 1/3 cup of Stevia. Another natural option is to use fruit juice, such as grape, peach or apple juice, instead of sugar or sweetener. Three cups of fruit juice sweetens 7 cups of quince, Using fruit juice as a sweetener means adding less water to the recipe. Sweeteners can be combined according to preference.

Pectin, a common ingredient in jams and jellies, is not needed to make quince jam because quince has a naturally high level of pectin. If the jam does not thicken as desired, add 1/2 packet of dry pectin to aid with the thickening process.

Once the mixture is in the jars with lids securely attached, put the jars in a boiling water bath to ensure that the lids are secure and sanitary.

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