Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Here's How To... Make Jams and Jellies

Jelly, jam, preserves, conserves, marmalades and fruit butters are all made from fruit, preserved by sugar and thickened or gelled to some extent.

To gel properly, sweet spreads must contain the right combination of fruit, pectin, acid and sugar. The fruit gives each spread its unique flavor and color. Fruit also supplies the water needed to dissolve the other ingredients and some or all of the pectin and acid. Good quality, flavorful fruits make the best sweet spreads.

If combined with the right amount of acid and sugar, pectins cause a gel to form.

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