Low sugar apple jelly recipe?
I want to do a low sugar apple jelly. I am using Ball's flex batch pectin. When I go to their web site it gives directions for low sugar apple jelly as:
For every 2 (8 oz) half pints, you will need:
Apple juice --- 2 cups
Unsweetened fruit juice or thawed concentrate or water-- 1/3 cup
BallÃ¯Â¿Â½ RealFruitÃ¯Â¿Â½ Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin-- 2 Tbsp
Granulated sugar, sugar substitute, or honey-- up to 1/2 cup
So my questions are -
1, has anyone done a low sugar version of this?
2, what did you use for the unsweetened juice, or concentrate (I don't think I want to use water sounds tasteless)? In previous jams I have done using low sugar, I always use apple juice. Should I use a different juice to compliment the apples?
3, I have never made any of my jelly with honey, does it taste better? Can you tell that honey is used in place of sugar?
4, has anyone found the "perfect" amount of low sugar if you can use "up to" 1/2 cup? I want to stay as low sugar as possible, but want my kids to still eat it ;)
Thanks in advance,