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Old 08-12-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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Nectarine-Apricot Jam

Tried this foolproof jam on my morning toast today and was very pleased with how the gluc set it right up, with NO COOKING!! Tasted wonderful! And no worries about whether the pectin was going to work or not (I've had pectin fail me too many times)! Going to have to give this gluc a try on other fruit/berry jams. I have some raspberries and will be trying that out next.

NECTARINE-APRICOT JAM

This lovely little low-carb jam for morning biscuits or toast took a grand total of <5 minutes to throw together! All you need is a food processor/blender, and an index finger to push the ON button! Voilą, it’s ready! This was so delicious! I didn’t even peel the nectarine, though the wee bits in it may bother you and you might prefer to do so with yours. I want the nutrients in the peeling as well. This recipe is not suitable until the higher carb fruit rung of the Atkins OWL carb ladder. You could also substitute 2 small peaches for the nectarine in this, but I would definitely peel those as the fuzzy peeling there might be unpleasant texture-wise. FYI glucomannan powder, a virtual pure fiber “carb wash”, I obtain on-line from Netrition.

INGREDIENTS:

6 oz. nectarine, unpeeled (weighed without the seed)
6 dried apricots (the kind without added sugar)
1 tsp. glucomannan powder (Konjac powder)

DIRECTIONS: Cut all the flesh off a large nectarine right into the bowl of your food processor/blender. Add the dried apricots and gluc powder and pulse until the peeling of the nectarine (if left on) is very fine. Using a rubber spatula, scrape jam into serving bowl or lidded jar for refrigerator storage of any leftovers. ENJOY!

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes about 1 cup (16 T.). Each tablespoon has:

13.2 calories
.05 g fat
3.43 g carbs, .28 g fiber, 3.15 g NET CARBS
.24 g protein
5 mg sodium
70 mg potassium
<10% RDA all other macronutrients
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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Wow - could not be easier, Peggy. Love it and love peach-nectarine jam. Well done!!
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It's really good, Jen. I plan to try this no-cook method with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and pears as well. Guess you could even make a LC applesauce and thicken it up with gluc to make an "apple butter". I'm having more fun playing around with gluc powder!

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That looks great, Peggy. Thanks for the recipe.
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Always glad to share, Nigel. Can't wait to try this method with other fruits!

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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Sonds delish Peggy. And I can eat it.
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I just made up a blackberry and raspberry version of this. Those came out nice, too, but using 6 oz. berries, the raspberry just made 1/2 cup total. The blackberry made 1 c. I did have to add 1-2 T. water to these, as berries must have more natural pectin or something. These batches were a little thicker than I like. So I whisked in t bit of water to resolve that. You could use less gluc, maybe only 1/2 tsp. for the berry versions, or whisk int he water like I did. Here's what they looked like. Hubby liked both of them, and he's the jelly/jam expert in the house.



I'm really starting to love exploring gluc powder! So many uses!
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do you find that the glu powder blunts the sweetness/flavour at all? I do find that sometimes--
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I didn't on the Nectarine-apricot, Ouiz. That was plenty sweet all on its own, and the apricots were the no-added-sugar ones from Sam's. But my fresh blackberries and frozen whole raspberries weren't all that sweet to start out with, so it would be hard to draw that conclusion about gluc dulling their sweetness. Next time I make up a batch, using real sweet berries to start out maybe I can take note of that and see if that is the case. It might just have that effect. You long-timers here have certainly been using gluc a lot longer than I have and have vastly more experience with it. I AM enjoying experimenting with it more now.
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Peggy these jams sound wonderful. Low carb jams are one of the few sweet treats I can allow myself. I have been making Barbo's cooked version with berries & cranberries & that is sinfully good also. Great topping for low carb granola bars. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experiments.
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Always a pleasure, Heidi. You know, for most of my life I didn't much care for jams/jellies. Marmalade was all I'd ever eat. But with the fresh fruit homemade versions, I'm finding jam/jellies a wonderful way to tone down flax and other LC breads that have stronger tastes than traditional flour-based breads. I may yet join my husband in being a jam-a-holic.
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I am making these today. I just did thhe raspberry now I'm going to make the blackberry.Thanks Peggy.

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He's home, feeling much better after his first good night's sleep in 4 days. His heart rate is down in the 82-84 range, so the low-dose Lopressor (the med designed to do that) is finally kicking in. He wanted to drive to Austin for his weekly gaming day activities, but my response was "I don't THINK so!" I told him I didn't think it wise to get too far from home/hospital this first week, as his spikes in heart rate might start up again and he wouldn't want the guy to have to take him to an Austin hospital when all the recent records and info are up here. He was resistant, but finally concurred and stayed home this time. He admitted later in the afternoon he was feeling tired and was glad he didn't have a 1 hour drive home facing him. He hates to admit when I was right. LOL Thanks for asking Esther.
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