Fruit Butters / Jams
ams by definition are made from crushed or chopped fruit that are cooked with sugar, pectin [when needed], and lemon juice to retain color. Jams may contain soft pieces of fruit, but they are not large chunks of fruit found in preserves. Fruit butters are fruits that have been cooked down with sugar, spices, and lemon juice into a thick, smooth and spreadable consistency, like softened butter, but don't contain butter. My jams and fruit butters are seasonal treats so they are only available for a limited time, when they are gone, they are gone until next season!