The Best Jams and Jellies
After 112 jars of sticky goodness were sampled by Real Simple staffers,* these emerged as the true bread winners.
In this category, you’ll find preserves, spreads, marmalades—and jams, of course. What they have in common: They’re made with fruit. Preserves usually have a chunkier, more home-style texture (and whole fruit, if you’re lucky). Those containing citrus peel are labeled marmalade.
Hero Fruit Spread
No chintzing on the fruit here. Plump, fragrant whole berries are the stars of this delicious, easy-to-spread European import.
To buy: $4 for 12 ounces, at supermarkets.
*All products tested were free of high-fructose corn syrup.