Liquid vs Powdered Pectin?
June 12, 2006 4:20 AM Subscribe
Does liquid pectin cause jam to set more slowly?
posted by onhazier to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For the last three weeks, I have been making strawberry jam. The first week results were perfect. It was a double batch in which my measurements were not 100%. The second batch, made a week ago, still has not set. My ratio of fruit to sugar to pectin was off. Yesterday's batch also did not set. I made sure I followed the recipe exactly. Batch one was made with powdered pectin. Batches two and three were made with liquid pectin.
This is my second year making jam. The only time my previous jams did not set right away was when I made an apricot/red plum jam and only used one box of pectin for what was essentially a double batch of jam. I had read that plums have a high pectin content and that apricots take forever to set. It did eventually set though it took about 2 months.
So, does liquid pectin take longer to work? When making jam, which version gave you better results?