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The sugar in jam recipesThe sugar in jam recipes helps the jam to gel and to not spoil. There are some low- and no-sugar alternatives. You can use specially modified pectins. These pectins are labeled as light, less sugar needed, or no sugar needed and come with special recipes. You can also search for low-sugar jam recipes that use regular pectin. These recipes often use sugar substitutes for additional sweetening. A long-boil method can also be used. The fruit is boiled until it thickens and resembles a jam. Sugar substitutes can be added to taste.

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