What is the difference between jam, puree, sauce, jelly and preserves?
- 12 months ago
Jam is made from fruit and pectin and includes seeds/parts of the whole fruit. Puree is when the veggies, along with other ingredients like cream, are blended smooth. Sauce isn't always made from veggies or fruit, and usually includes spices, thickeners, and creams or butter. Jelly is made from fruit and pectin, but only the juice. Preserves are whole pieces of fruit saved in pectin, sugar, or salt.
- geezerLv 712 months ago
There are differences between what someone from the UK and someone from the US would call some of them but on the whole ...
JAM is made from boiling fruit with sugar and water until it is thick enough to set on it's own .. athough shop bought jam may have gelatine added as well.
PUREE is raw fruit that has been blended to a smooth consistency .. but it can be warmed up afterwards.
SAUCE is cooked fruit that has been blended to a smooth consistency .. served hot or cold.
JELLY can be either ''jam with no bits in it'' or fruit juice that has has gelatine added to make it set.
PRESERVES is just a posh name for jam .. but it usually has larger bits of fruit in it.
- KatieLv 612 months ago
Jam - chunky seedy fruit spread
Puree - seedless fine fruit spread
Preserves - posh term for the above
Jelly - set fruit juice pudding, served usually at childrens parties
- heart o' goldLv 712 months ago
Jam will be chunky and may contain seeds.
Purée would typically be straight fruit, puréed.
Sauces would be many things, usually with other ingredients and prepared to go “on” something.’
Jelly is typically strained of solid matter and is more refined.
Preserves would be jammy, but maybe less sugar, large pieces of fruit.
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- babyboomer1001Lv 712 months ago
Tom is somewhat right. However, Jam is not a sauce. It's just a sugary fruit spread. Unfortunately, most of them are mostly sugar. Jelly is not a smoother version of jam at all. Jelly is short for Gelatin, which is a congealed thickening agent made of animal bones and collagen. The collagen is usually obtained from pig skin. Preserves are the same as jam, just made differently. He's right about puree - anything blended/pulverized to a smooth consistency.
- 12 months ago
Jam - a chunky sauce made from cooking whole fruit with sugar and water
Puree - anything that s been blended to a smooth consistency
Jelly - A smoother version of jam, made with fruit juice rather than a whole fruit
Preserves - Jam with larger chunks