Jams and Jellies

By Sophia Cruz

The difference of jams and jellies.

Jams and Jellies are both made by fruit but the content is different. Jams are strictly made from juices of the fruit. Jellies are made of crushed fruit.

How to make Homemade Jams and Jellies

Simple Steps

  • Wash and remove the stems or cores, if any. Peel if necessary; cherries and berries do not require peeling; fruit like pears and peaches do. .
  • Cook in small batches to help cook fruit more quickly, and it enhances the color and flavor.
  • For every cup of fruit you use, add ¾ cup of sugar.Unless otherwise specified by the recipe.
  • If you are using ripe or particularly sweet fruit, add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice. The acid from the lemon juice will help the jam or preserve thicken.
  • stir your mixture often for 15-40 minutes, depending on the fruit.
  • take a spoonful out of your kettle, and if it holds its shape after about a minute, your jam or preserve is ready to jar.

List of Great Jams and Jellies to Try

These are some Fun and Creative Ideas for Making Some Jams and Jellies

  • Apple Pie
  • Bacon
  • Whiskey Bacon
  • Brown Sugar Banana
  • Monkey Butter

Some Examples of Using Jams and Jellies As Fillings