How to Make Fruit Jams, Butters and Chutneys (Page 4)

Jam Texture

Step 3. Get the Right Texture

To peel or not to peel your fruit is a personal choice. Some people like the texture it provides, others don't. We like the peels in chutneys and jams. But butters are supposed to be smooth, and well, buttery, so we prefer to peel stone fruit, such as apricots, nectarines, peaches, apples and pears. If you're making butter with "seedy" berries, such as blackberries, raspberries or even blueberries, you can puree the butter and pass it through a sieve for the smoothest result.

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