Jam, Jelly, Preserves, Marmalade: What's Your Favorite? - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: Which is your Favorite Jam/Jelly/Marmalade/Preserve?
Strawberry 7 23.33%
Boysenberry 2 6.67%
Raspberry 3 10.00%
Blackberry 8 26.67%
Apricot 5 16.67%
Orange Marmalade 2 6.67%
Grape 0 0%
Peach 1 3.33%
Apple 0 0%
Other 2 6.67%
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Old 02-26-2003, 06:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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which do you like best?
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I voted other because I love red pepper jam on bagels with cream cheese. Other than that I don' t eat a lot of it.

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I love cascadian farms preserves. They are so good my favs are Strawberry and Rasberry!

Went to a craft show last weekend and saw so many yummy jams and apple butters but they were too Pricey for me~


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I vote for preserves - first of all I like the chunks of fruit and secondly, because usually I make my own. I choose to make preserves because I can use much, much less sugar. When I make jams or jellies I need high amounts of sugar to work with the pectin to make them set.

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Old 02-27-2003, 11:24 PM
 
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So what's the difference between jam and preserves?

Depending on my mood, it's either homemade strawberry jam, or marmalade.
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I voted "other" because my fav is ginger preserves and/or ginger marmalade. Yummy! Nothing better on an English muffin

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Difference between jam and preserves is jam uses pecitin to make it firm but preserves is just cooked down fruit with sugar so it is thinner.

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Thanks Cathe. I've always wondered.
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We have acres & acres of blackberries here so every year i make huge batches of pie, cobbler, jams and syrup. When I was preggo with my son I picked 88 quarts of berries that year! When I would go to bed at night blackberries were swimming in my head! It was a good year. My son's dad use to eat a whole pie himself in 1 day! My hubby loves peach so I make peach & peach - blackberry too.
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Homemade blackberry jam and pie sounds soooooo good. We have a few blackberry bushes but thanks to the birds I've never managed to get enough to make anything with them.

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Home made peach jam...followed closely by strawberry freezer jam..good stuff!!!
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My favorites are plum and mixed berry
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My friend in WA does the best homeade organic blackberry jam. To die for! She sends me a few jars in the summer and it takes real restraint to make it last all year.
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I voted for Boysenberry.

I like jam the best. My mom makes the most delicious strawberry and raspberry jams.
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