Home made jams and jellies just taste better than store bought. That is why many are happy to put up with an afternoon or evening devoted to stocking their shelves with delicious, home made, flavorful jams and jellies.
All in a Name
- Jam: You make jam from crushed or chopped fruits and sugar. Fruits have either naturally high-pectin content, which makes the jam jell, or you add pectin.
- Preserves: Preserves are similar to jam but fruit is in larger pieces.
- Jelly: Similar to jam but you strain cooked fruit to create a clear spread.
- Conserve: Conserve is jam jazzed up with nuts, dried fruits and spices.
- Marmalade: Marmalade is jam made from citrus fruit.
Onto our jolly jam & jelly recipes!
Spreads and Marmalade Recipes
Did you know?
Jellies and jams contain pectin, a type of dietary fiber that acts as a natural thickener. Because pectin is a water-soluble fiber, it dissolves in the body, creating a sticky gel inside the intestine. The gel binds to potentially harmful substances, preventing them from being absorbed. At the same time, it causes nutrients to be absorbed a little more slowly. Both of these factors make pectin a key player in preventing a number of conditions. Conditions from heart disease and diabetes to weight gain.
Put your jellies into a squeeze bottle to make it easier to put on bread. Make sure to cut the hole bigger on the nozzle.
Trimming Tip: Spread 1 tablespoon of all-fruit jam on your toast rather than 1-1/2 tablespoons of butter.
Cranberry Mustard Sandwich Spread Recipe Card
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