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Low Sugar Blackberry & Apple Jam with bagels

Low Sugar Blackberry & Apple Jam

Janice Pattie
Low Sugar Blackberry & Apple Jam has all the flavour of Blackberry & Apple Jam with two-thirds less sugar than traditional jams and jellies.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
waiting (testing) time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course jam, jelly, preserves
Cuisine British, Scottish
Servings 10 servings
Calories 55 kcal


  • weighing scales
  • wooden spoon
  • Lemon squeezer
  • Sharp knife
  • chopping board
  • Large saucepan
  • 1 glass jam jar with lid


  • 150 g blackberries
  • 150 g cooking apples
  • 80 ml water
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1/2 lemon juice


  • Hull the blackberries. Peel, core & chop the apple.
    Blackberries and Apple
  • Put the blackberries and apple into a large saucepan.
    blackberries and apple pieces in saucepan
  • Add the water and lemon juice and simmer until the fruit is soft and pulpy. This takes about 5-10 minutes.
    Cooked blackberries and apples
  • Put a saucer in the fridge to chill for testing.
  • Add the sugar and stir until it is all dissolved.
    Add sugar to blackberries and apple
  • Turn up the heat and bring the jam to a rolling boil.
  • Boil for around 10 minutes stirring occasionally so the jam doesn’t stick. The jam should start to look thicker.
  • Take the pan off the heat and put a small amount on the cold saucer. Put the saucer back into the fridge for 5 minutes.
  • Test the set by pushing your finger through the jam on the saucer, it should wrinkle slightly and leave a clean space where your finger has been.
    Jam on saucer for Low Sugar Plum Jam
  • Put the jam into a sterilised jam jar and seal with a tight lid.
    Put the Low Sugar Blackberry & Apple jam into a jar
  • Store the jam in the fridge and use within 3 months.
    Low Sugar Blackberry & Apple Jam in jar


Makes approx 200 ml of jam


Serving: 20gCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg