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Cheapism Logo By Taylor Van Arsdale of Cheapism | Slide 3 of 19: Pectin helps fruit set, giving preserves that gel-like quality, and it occurs naturally in fruits — but not all fruits have the same amount or quality. Apples have a lot; strawberries, not so much. How much you cook a fruit can also alter pectin content. We've put together some great recipes with and without pectin.

TO PECTIN OR NOT TO PECTIN

Pectin helps fruit set, giving preserves that gel-like quality, and it occurs naturally in fruits — but not all fruits have the same amount or quality. Apples have a lot; strawberries, not so much. How much you cook a fruit can also alter pectin content. We've put together some great recipes with and without pectin.

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