Lingonberry Jam will be on my Christmas table. As always all my recipes are grain free, refined sugar-free and dairy free. I along with many others have found that by eating this way we have improved our health. Many of us are under the care of a Functional Doctor. I have regained energy, improved health, lost weight and due to blood test and my lab results been able to go off my medications.
My family will celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve with a Swedish Smorgasbord. On any good Swedish Smorgasbord Christmas table is lingonberry jam. I don’t know if they have refined sugar free Lingonberry Jam in Sweden. But I am not able to find any in this country. This means that I have to create a recipe so that I may have this traditional item. This is my second recipe. I created this one for a friend who does not care for Monk Fruit sugar. This one has birch xylitol. In my opinion, Xylitol is sweeter than monk fruit sweetener and therefore you can use less of it with no aftertaste.
It is really hard to find fresh lingonberries in the USA. I have for years searched for a starter plant to purchase and grow my own to no avail. There is only one place I am aware of where you can purchase frozen lingonberries. Yes, they are very expensive to purchase this way but no Smorgasbord would be complete without it. Northwest Wild Foods is the only place I have found that sells them.
If you have traditions in your family what are they? It would be fun to know and to share. Let me know in the comments how you celebrate and what your traditions are.
I wish there was snow on the ground. To me, it isn’t Christmas without snow. Beautiful and glistening in the moonlight. There is something so serene, pure about unblemished snow that makes the world seem fresh.
Note: Xylitol is similar to chocolate for dogs. Please do your own research on Xylitol to find out if it is something you want to use.
Lingonberry Jam Version 2
- 2 cups Frozen or Fresh Lingonberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp Birch Xylitol
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp plain bone broth collegen
- Add lingonberries
- Add Xylitol
- Add coconut sugar and water to a pan
- Plain bone broth collagen to a pan.
- Cook on medium heat.
- When it has cooked for 5 minutes smash around half of your berries with the back of a spoon or potato masher.
- Keep cooking until desired consistency. Allow to cool.
- Place in a sterilized glass jar and place inside the fridge. Makes approximately 1 a cup.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 1 mg 0 %
Potassium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 19 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 19 g
Protein 0 g 0 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.