Jam & Jelly Preserve Glossary

Get to know some of the terms you'll come across when making jams & jellies.

Butters

Fruit purées cooked with sugar until thick.

 

Chutneys

Cooked mixtures of fruit and/or vegetables, which contain vinegar and spices.

 

Conserves

Made as per jams with the addition of nuts, raisins and sometimes spices.

 

Jams

Made from crushed or chopped fruit; can be cooked or no-cook.

 

Jellies

Made from fruit juice or wines. They should be "set" sufficiently thick to hold their shape when turned out.

 

Marmalades

Jams made from citrus fruits or a combination of citrus and other fruits.

 

Preserves

Made from small whole fruit or large pieces of fruit, not crushed or chopped.

 

Relishes

Fruits or vegetables that are chopped with the addition of vinegar and sometimes spices.

 

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