Homemade Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam is super easy to make and contains zero sugar. It's a healthy fruit spread that goes well with just about anything.
"Jam tomorrow, jam yesterday, but never ever jam today!"
I've been doing my best Carol Channing impression as I mixed up this batch of Quick Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam. The song is from her confounding appearance in the 1985 CBS mini-series Alice in Wonderland.
But let’s focus.
A Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam recipe is what you came here for and that is what you shall have. It’s a healthy berry jam recipe that is quick and easy to make and tastes like a million bucks.
Jam is a mixture of fruit, sugar, and water that is thickened with pectin, and jelly is made with fruit juice instead of actual fruit. Jelly is a semi-firm translucent fruit bread and jam is a thicker, chunkier fruit preserve. (And then you’ve got marmalade, which is made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits. Here’s a good recipe for Sugar-Free Marmalade.)
Yes. Instead of classic cane sugar, this sugar-free jam recipe uses erythritol sweetener which contains zero sugars. And the recipe uses chia seeds to thicken it, so the fiber in the chia seeds is subtracted from the carbs that come from the raspberries to get the net carb amount of 2g per serving. So yes, it’s very Keto friendly.
To make this Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam recipe, you’ll need fresh raspberries, erythritol sweetener, and chia seeds. You can use any berry you like in this jam though. So blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries will all work too.
Chia seeds do as good a job as fruit pectin at thickening jam and are a healthier alternative. Research suggests that they have various health benefits, ranging from weight loss to reduced inflammation. They are almost pure fiber and contain good Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Antioxidants. They are just all-around healthy and add a nice punch to this sugar-free jam.
It takes 13 minutes to prep and cook and then it needs to chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. And you can store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
The sky is the limit when it comes to jams. You can spread it on bread and cakes or use it to fill pretty much anything sweet. Serve it beside cheese or use it in sauces. Or just stir it into yogurt and ice cream. I like to eat it on my world-famous Keto Waffles.
If you can dream it, you can be it when it comes to Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam.
But just remember: You can eat it tomorrow or you can eat it yesterday, but you can never ever eat it today.Print
Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam
Homemade Sugar Free Raspberry Jam is super easy to make and has only 1g net carbs per serving.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 8
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Step 1. Add raspberries and 1 tablespoon water to a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 2. Stir in sweetener and chia seeds. Test for sweetness and add more sweetener if desired. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 14
- Fat: <1
- Carbohydrates: 2
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: <1
Keywords: Low Carb Raspberry Jam, Keto Raspberry Jam, Sugar-Free Raspberry Jam
Have you waterbath canned this? I would love to make it and be able to preserve it for winter and spring months!!
Emily Krill says
I haven't done it, but it'll work.
Mariana Diez says
I love this raspberry jam! It is one of my go to recipes since it is easy and convenient and goes well on top of anything!
Thanks! This is my go to jam recipe too.
I love how easy this jam recipe is, and the fact that it doesn't include a ton of sugar. Have you tried it with other berries? I was thinking maybe blackberries or strawberries?
Thanks! This recipe will work with any kind of berry. Just remember that strawberries are a little higher in carbohydrate than raspberries. Strawberries have 9.4g net carbs per cup and raspberries have 8g net carbs.
Lewis Johnson says
This recipe is so delicious!
Yay! Thanks so much for writing to let me know.
Oh my gosh, I remember this movie too! Wasn't Ben Vereen in it??
I believe he was. It's all kind of foggy though. I watched it a long time ago.
This sounds like a great recipe! Do you think it would freeze ok?
Yes, I think freezing it shouldn't be a problem at all.
LOL I was utterly obsessed with that Alice in a wonderland as a kid! I own it on DVD and watch it when I’m sick. But you’re not wrong. It is a train wreck. LOL
RIght? It's completely bananas. But very entertaining at the same time.