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Tasting Red Raspberry Preserves

Fine Cooking Issue 68
Photo: Scott Phillips
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Store-bought raspberry preserves don’t vary much from brand to brand—as far as ingredients go. They contain raspberries, sugar or corn syrup, and usually pectin and citric acid. So when we sampled several popular varieties recently, we were somewhat surprised to discover that each brand had a totally unique personality. These four were our favorites: Polaner Spreadable Raspberries blew us away with its heady aroma and flavor—just like perfectly ripe, freshly picked berries. Bonne Maman has a soft, syrupy texture and a light tartness that balances the jammy sweetness. Smucker’s deep, exceptionally true raspberry flavor is enhanced by a lovely melt-in-your-mouth quality. Hero, the thickest of the bunch, contains just sugar and raspberries, in that order. The berry flavor is good but candylike.


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