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Can I reduce sugar amounts in jam recipe?

14 years ago

My neighbor brought me a half bushel of concord grapes from her mom's place the other day. I've canned lots of tomato products over the last few years, but am new to jam and jelly making. I made a batch of jam from the Ball Blue Book recipe, and it's good, but tastes way too sweet to me. Can I safely reduce the amount of sugar a bit for the next batch? The recipe calls for two quarts of grapes and 6 cups of sugar. Could I safely cut it down to 4 or 5?

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