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Fruit preserves are a thick fruit spread made from fruit cooked with sugar, but in this case, large pieces of the fruit, or the whole fruit (as in the case of berries), are suspended in a firm jelly or less-gelled syrupy base. Jams are made from crushed fruit and fruit puree, not whole fruit. As a result, they will contain seeds and/or stray bits of fruit. To be used as a glaze, filling for a cake or cookie, or flavoring component of a recipe, they are often strained. We use this technique with the Italian Cream Cake recipe. See also Raspberry Preserves or Jam Glaze recipe.
HOW TO TIPS:
1. In a small saucepan, add the raspberry preserves.