Do you have to use pectin for fig preserves?

Answer Pectin, a naturally occurring substance in fruit, is used in the process of making jams and jellies to aid thickening and gelling. Certain fruits are naturally higher in pectin than others. Figs ... Read More »

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How do you make strawberry preserves?

1. The difference between a jam and a preserve is that with jam the fruits are broken up into a spreadable consistency, whereas with a preserve the fruits are, hopefully, preserved whole and suspen... Read More »

How to Thicken Pear Preserves?

Making homemade pear preserves takes certain techniques and often requires some work to get them to set up properly. Preserves, by definition, are larger chucks of fruit suspended in a soft jelly. ... Read More »

Which is the tastiest jam, jelly or preserves...?

I would recommend black current or apricot preserves as a marinade for fare from small rodents. I particularly love hamster dredged in seasoned flour and deep fried and served on a skewer with a ch... Read More »

How to Sterilize Bottles and Jars for Preserves?

For hundreds of years people have been preserving fruit and vegetables by "jamming" them. Preserves will keep for a long time if properly prepared and bottled, but the bottles and jars used must be... Read More »