This predicament led me to re-investigate freezer jam. I do not have the ability to grow much at our house. No water has that effect. Therefore, learning to can isn't the most practical skill as I won't ever have bumper crops of beans or berries needing preserving!
On the other hand, frozen fruit can be bought at Costco for very reasonable prices. And, with a bit of pectin, the sugar of my choice, and said fruit, we have jam!
Simple. Mush up fruit. Stir in pectin & sugar. Put into freezer safe jars.
Ta-da! Easy, delicious, HFCS-free, inexpensive jam!