Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Smuckers Simply fruit vs. Jam
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Smuckers Simply fruit vs. Jam

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm looking at going a fruit filling in a buttercream cake. I went to the store and found the Jam that everyoen talks about - but then saw next to it a jar "Smucker's Simply Fruit". What's the difference and which should I use for the filling?

It's a buttercream layer cake - friend wants Raspberry filling. So I saw the post of adding Jello to the Jam and then using that as filling. Is this accurate? Or, do I just use the product out of the jar?

Please help. Never did a fruit filling before. I do know to go with the seedless version though. icon_cool.gif

JLG
post #2 of 12
I can't help with what the difference it. You would need to take a look at the two labels and determine if it's the level of added sugar or preservatives. I did find this link though, which may help. http://wellnessbywendy.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/jamsjelliespreserves-labeling/

If I want a raspberry filling, I usually make it from frozen raspberries. It's pretty easy and tastes really good.

Here's a good recipe I've used, and have left out the liqueur.

http://www.cakeboss.com/raspberryfilling.aspx
post #3 of 12
As was said, you should compare the ingredient list on the two. The 'simply fruit' from what I remember is nothing but curshed fruit - *maybe* some sugar.
Jam will contain fruit *juice*, sugar, pectin, maybe articifical flavoring and preservatives.
post #4 of 12
I use seedless raspberry or strawberry preserves for a filling. I believe that the Simply Fruit has less sugar and more of the fruit fiber in it.
I don't add anything to the preserves, but I do put a thin layer of buttercream on the cake layers before piping my dam and adding the preserves.

Rae
I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
Reply
I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
Reply
post #5 of 12
Buy Henry and Henry raspberry filling in the sleeve. It's the best for fillings (not too sweet), and it's cheaper than buying jam because you get a lot in the sleeve. If you don't have a cake supply store that sells it, you can order it online.

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

Reply

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

Reply
post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmijok

Buy Henry and Henry raspberry filling in the sleeve. It's the best for fillings (not too sweet), and it's cheaper than buying jam because you get a lot in the sleeve. If you don't have a cake supply store that sells it, you can order it online.



I really wish that I liked these fillings, but they have a distinct chemical taste to me & I find them a bit runny.

I just buy seedless jams when they're on a good sale at the grocery store and they taste great & work like a charm.

Rae
I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
Reply
I love you, but your emergency is not my crisis!

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.--Terry Pratchett (b.194
Reply
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by carmijok

Buy Henry and Henry raspberry filling in the sleeve. It's the best for fillings (not too sweet), and it's cheaper than buying jam because you get a lot in the sleeve. If you don't have a cake supply store that sells it, you can order it online.



I really wish that I liked these fillings, but they have a distinct chemical taste to me & I find them a bit runny.

I just buy seedless jams when they're on a good sale at the grocery store and they taste great & work like a charm.

Rae



I agree. I suppose there are those of us who are sensitive to the chemical taste while others don't notice, but I find that is all I can taste in those sleeve fillings. It gives me a headache and makes my back itch too, (weird, i know!) if I eat enough. It took me 3 moths of working in a bakery to figure it out.

I use pure jam or all fruit, or mix them depending on the consistency I want for the flavor at hand.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annabakescakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by carmijok

Buy Henry and Henry raspberry filling in the sleeve. It's the best for fillings (not too sweet), and it's cheaper than buying jam because you get a lot in the sleeve. If you don't have a cake supply store that sells it, you can order it online.



I really wish that I liked these fillings, but they have a distinct chemical taste to me & I find them a bit runny.

I just buy seedless jams when they're on a good sale at the grocery store and they taste great & work like a charm.

Rae



I agree. I suppose there are those of us who are sensitive to the chemical taste while others don't notice, but I find that is all I can taste in those sleeve fillings. It gives me a headache and makes my back itch too, (weird, i know!) if I eat enough. It took me 3 moths of working in a bakery to figure it out.

I use pure jam or all fruit, or mix them depending on the consistency I want for the flavor at hand.



I agree. I don't use the sleeves very often, adn when I do, I just don't like it. I like to use the perserves at Trader Joes. I find a higher fruit content yeilds more flavor. When i have used the jellys or jams it seems to sweet.
Cake makes everything better!!!!
Reply
Cake makes everything better!!!!
Reply
post #9 of 12
I totally agree about H&H other fillings like their blueberry, lemon, bavarian cream and cream cheese...yuck...those DO have a chemical taste to them, but the raspberry when eaten as a filling is the best I've tasted...and used...and is the most requested filling I have. Most jams and jellies are all way too sweet. This compliments my cake and buttercream wonderfully. And it's not loose or runny at all. Love it!

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

Reply

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

Reply
post #10 of 12
I have used the raspberry jam mixed with raspberry jello recipe. It turns out really well! Every cake I've used it in has received rave reviews! I recommend it. It's really yummy with lemon cake!
post #11 of 12
http://www.orchardcountry.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=orchard&Category_Code=Jam_Jelly_Butter

I purchase the seedless raspberry jam from Orchard Country, Door County, WI. It has a nice, rich flavor.
post #12 of 12
Simply Fruit doesn't have added sugar to it, like other jams/jellies/preserves.

I've used Simply Fruit as well as the others for fruit fillings many of times with no issues. I don't mix anything with it either, just use it straight out of the jar.
My Weight Loss Support Group is The Chunky Monkeys!
Reply
My Weight Loss Support Group is The Chunky Monkeys!
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Smuckers Simply fruit vs. Jam