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J is for Jam

Just wanted to pop in for a quick post this Easter Sunday to continue our Food Fun from A to Z series. Today, we are talking about jam. A running disagreement in my family is whether or not there is a difference between jam and jelly. Time to settle this once and for all!

Actually, yes, there is a difference between jam and jelly and it lies in the form of the ingredients. Jam is made with whole fruit crushed or chopped. Jelly, on the other hand, is made from the juice of the fruit. So you can think of it in terms of this food’s buddy, peanut butter – chunky (jam) or smooth (jelly). There is definitely a difference!

Looking for a new fun way to enjoy jam?  Here’s an idea:

Make your own fruit on the bottom yogurt. Top 2 tablespoons of your favorite fruit jam with 6 ounces of plain or vanilla yogurt. For a beautiful (and yummy) addition to Sunday brunch, layer jam, yogurt and granola in mason jars or other dessert dish.

So are you team Jam or team Jelly?  Let us know in the comments below.

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