Jam or Jelly?

 Jul 07, 2014 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

scones 2Our very popular Scones are served with Crème Fraiche and Preserves.  We chose "Preserves" over Jam and you will see why in this handy little explanation sheet recently published in the Specialty Food Magazine:
  • Conserve:  Thick, chunky spread cooked with dried fruits and nuts.
  • Fruit butter:  Creamy, smooth, often opaque spread made from sugar and fruit that is slow-cooked.
  • Jam:  A thick mixture of fruit, sugar and pectin that is boiled quickly until the fruit is soft.
  • Jelly:  A clear but firm spread made from fruit juice, sugar, pectin and citric acid;  can be made with ingredients other than fruit such as herbs, flowers, vegetables, liqueurs or tea.
  • Marmalade:  A spread made from citrus, including the peel, containing no pectin and cooked for a long time.
  • Preserve:  Jelly that contains chunks of fruit.  Yes, ours has chunks of strawberries!

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