Reduced-Sugar Refrigerated Apple Spread


Quantity: 4 half-pints

Jar size: Half-pints


2 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder
1 qt bottle unsweetened apple juice
2 tbsp bottled lemon juice
2 tbsp liquid low-calorie sweetener
Food coloring, if desired


1. In a saucepan, soften the gelatin in the apple and lemon juices.

2. To dissolve gelatin, bring to a full rolling boil and boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in sweetener and food coloring, if desired.

4. Fill jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust lids. Do not process or freeze.

Caution: Store in refrigerator and use within 4 weeks.

Optional: For spiced apple jelly, add 2 sticks of cinnamon and 4 whole cloves to mixture before boiling. Remove both spices before adding the sweetener and food coloring. 

Nutrition information:


The National Center for Home Food Preservation