Three Recipes for Sugar-Free Homemade Jelly

Do you want to make your own homemade jelly? We'll show you three easy jam recipes that don't have added sugar, so they're actually very healthy.
Three Recipes for Sugar-Free Homemade Jelly
Maria Patricia Pinero Corredor

Written and verified by the nutritionist Maria Patricia Pinero Corredor.

Last update: 12 May, 2022

On those afternoons when you have tea or coffee, you might want some sweets or desserts to go with it. Homemade jelly is perfect for this. If you’re concerned about the sugar in it, don’t worry. They’re actually entirely free of added sugar.

The word marmalade comes from the Portuguese word “marmelada,” which means “quince jelly.”

You can make it by cooking any fruit with pectin and sugar. However, if you don’t eat artificial sweeteners, we’ll show you some recipes to make homemade jelly that doesn’t have them or artificial sugar.

Remember, if you choose certain fruits like kiwis or pineapples, you don’t need to add sugar to your jam. They’ll give it flavor, a good consistency, and lots of vitamins and minerals.

Sugar-Free Homemade Jelly Recipes

1. Kiwi Homemade Jelly

Homemade jelly with kiwi.

Kiwis are rich in vitamin C. Plus, they have essential minerals like magnesium, copper and potassium.

In addition, they have lots of fiber and aid in digestion. We recommend eating them to prevent heart disease and other degenerative conditions and improve your digestion.


  • 7 ripe kiwis
  • 2 tablespoons of stevia (30 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (30 ml)
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin powder (15 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of water (45 ml)


  • First, peel and crush the kiwis in a medium bowl.
  • Then, pour the lemon juice and stevia into a pot over medium heat and add the kiwi.
  • Next, in a separate pot, mix the gelatin and a little water. Let it cool a little and pour it in the pot with the kiwi.
  • Then, add honey and a few tablespoons of water so it doesn’t get too thick. Wait for it to boil, and remove it from the heat.
  • Finally, let the jam cool down, and put it in a class container. 
  • Refrigerate it for at least an hour, and serve it with whatever you want.

Read: 8 Benefits Of Kiwis That You Should Know About

2. Pineapple Jelly

Pineapple homemade jelly is sweet but without added sugar.

Pineapple is one of the best fruits to make homemade jelly because it’s sweet and has great benefits for your body.

It’s a detoxifying fruit, and it’s also a diuretic. Therefore, it’s ideal to eliminate toxins and waste, which are consequences of a poor diet.

Additionally, it’s rich in vitamin C, folic acid and minerals, such as magnesium, sodium, manganese and iron. It’s the perfect fruit to improve digestion, so it’s great for weight loss diets.


  • 1 ripe pineapple (350 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of apple pectin (30 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of stevia (15 g)
  • The juice of half a lemon


  • First, peel and cut the pineapple into small pieces and place them in a pot over medium heat. Next, add the lemon juice and the tablespoon of apple pectin.
  • Then, stir constantly for 10 minutes until the fruit has dissolved.
  • Next, add stevia and stir for 10 more minutes. If you want, you can add more stevia.
  • Then, remove it from the heat and wait a few minutes for it to cool.
  • Finally, pour it into an airtight jar, and refrigerate it for at least one hour before eating it.

3. Apple Jelly

Homemade jelly with apples actually prevents constipation.

Apples are made of 85% water, vitamin A, B, C and E. They also have very little fat, so they’re great to promote weight loss as well as prevent or relieve constipation.

We recommend that people who suffer from diabetes consume them, because they help control blood sugar. In addition, apples may help prevent heart disease and high cholesterol.


  • 3 green apples (600 g)
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup of agave syrup (120 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of water (45 ml)


  • First, wash, peel, and cut the apples into small pieces and place them in a pot over medium heat with lemon juice and water.
  • Then, stir for 10 minutes so the fruit dissolves.
  • Next, add the syrup for flavor and stir until it’s thick.
  • Finally, remove it from the heat, let it cool and pour the jam in an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate it for one hour and serve it with whatever you want.

We hope you try to make all these homemade jellies. They’re healthy options to accompany your toast in the morning, at breakfast, or as a snack between meals.

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