Questions about the preparation or use of jam, fruit preserve made from fruit and sugar with the possible addition of pectin. Clear jam (without the bits) is also called jelly.

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Is there a way to make jam or chutney without Gelatin / Pectin?

I was wondering if there is a way to make jam without going through a gelatin type product. There is no real motive behind that question, except for curiosity
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What is the shelf-life of store-bought commercially-produced jam?

My question is similar to this one, but about store-bought jam. What is the shelf-life of store-bought jam – i.e. commercially prepared major brands – if not opened? Are the processes or ...
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What is the shelf-life for Homemade Jams?

If I'm making Homemade Jams/Preserves, how long will they last?
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Why is my blueberry jam grainy?

I recently made and canned blueberry jam for the first time, using this recipe and canning instructions. I filled all my jars & canned them, but there was a little jam left in the pot. It was a ...
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Can I convert jam into chutney?

I made a rhubarb jam a little while ago, basically rhubarb, sugar and grated ginger. Its quite gingery. I've now made some duck terrine and fancy serving it with some chutney. I have some chutney,...
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How to recover jam that has set too hard?

Every time I make jam I always manage to set it too hard. Is there any way to recover it once it's done this?