They can be made from fruit that is not completely suitable for canning or freezing. All contain the four essential ingredients needed to make a jellied fruit product–fruit, pectin, acid and sugar. They differ, however, depending upon fruit used, proportion of different ingredients, method of preparation and density of the fruit pulp.
What is jelly?
Jelly is made from fruit juice and the end product is clear and firm enough to hold its shape when removed from the container.
What is jam?
Jam is made from crushed or ground fruit. The end product is less firm than jelly, but still holds its shape.
This circular deals with the basics of making jams and jelly, without adding pectin, a gelling substance. You will also learn the basics about:
- Sealing james and jelly
This guide to making jams and jelly also highlights different recipes, including apple jelly, grape jelly, plum jelly, berry jams, strawberry jams and peach jam. Learn how to make delicious jams and jelly for your emergency storage supplies and remember … they also make excellent gifts!