Several days ago, I roared to the grocery store to pick up strawberry preserves for bar cookies I was planning to bake.
I stopped in the jelly aisle and stood in front of the display … mesmerized.
So many choices. Which one do I buy? There were more brands and varieties than I could shake a stick at and I’m still confused when it comes to whether a product is jelly, jam or preserves.
I have no problem understanding that jelly is cooked from the clear juice, but when it comes to jams or preserves, to me, there’s not much difference.
I’m not real versed on buying such delectable sweets for toast and plain old jelly bread, especially since I was raised on homemade jelly!
When my three brothers and I were growing up, “jelly” became a generic term. Anything sweet we spread on homemade bread was jelly. It didn’t matter if it was preserves, jam or jelly.