Low and No Sugar Canning of Fruit
It may be preferable to preserve fruit in water or unsweetened fruit juice and add sweetener to take just before serving. While fruit is usually packed in sugar syrup, fruit juices such as unsweetened apple, pineapple or white grape juice or juice from the fruit itself can make good packing liquids. Unsweetened fruit juice provides flavor without additional sugar. Water may be used although it will yield a less flavorful result.
When canned without the addition of sugar, fruit will be less flavorful, have a dull color and won’t hold its shape as well. If using fruit juice or water, use the same amount of juice or water as you would syrup.