Monday, September 1, 2008

What is the difference?

My canning book has recipes for Jams, Jellies, Preserves and Compotes.

But what is the difference between them?

Jelly: a soft somewhat elastic food product made usually with gelatin or pectin; a fruit product made by boiling sugar and the juice of fruit.

Jam: a food made by boiling fruit and sugar to a thick consistency.

Preserves: fruit canned or made into jams or jellies or cooked whole or in large pieces in a syrup so as to keep its shape.

Conserves: a candied fruit or a mixture of fruits.

Compote: a dessert of fruit cooked in syrup.

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