What exactly is the fruit preserve called "jam" in the U.S.?
Is it what is referred to in France as "confiture"?
If so, then what would be the French for,
what is called "jelly" in the U.S. ("jam" in the UK)-
what is called "jello" in the U.S. ("jelly" in the UK)-
In other words, what would the average American commonly call the "confiture" and "gelée" preserves typically found for breakfast in every French hotel?
"jam" and "jelly"?
"preserve" and "jelly"?
"jelly" and "jello"?
"jelly" and "gelatin"?
a food made by boiling fruit and sugar to a thick consistency M-W
n (to eat) confiture f
strawberry jam la confiture de fraises Collins English-French Dictionary
In English marmalade refers only to a food made from oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruit. Don't use it to refer to a similar food made from other fruits, for example blackberries, strawberries, or apricots. A food like this is called jam in British English, and jam or jelly in American English. I bought a jar of raspberry jam. She made us jelly sandwiches. (Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers, Ed. 2012)
a soft somewhat elastic food product made usually with gelatin or pectin; especially : a fruit product made by boiling sugar and the juice of fruit M-W
n (=dessert) gelée f
→ In the middle of the table stood a large bowl of jelly.
(US) (=jam) confiture f
→ I had two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Collins English-French Dictionary
fruit canned or made into jams or jellies or cooked whole or in large pieces in a syrup so as to keep its shape; a jar of strawberry preserve M-W
n (=jam) confiture f
→ Brush top of pudding with apricot preserve or honey.
→ The store cupboard was full of preserves.
→ a plate of butter and a jar of rhubarb preserves.
→ strawberry preserve
a spiced cranberry preserve to go with the turkey de la confiture de canneberges épicée pour aller avec la dinde Collins English-French Dictionary
Trademark. a brand of dessert made from a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring, dissolved in hot water and chilled until firm. Random House
n (US) (=jelly) gelée f Collins English-French Dictionary
jello/jelly/gelatin (AmEng/BrEng) WordReference Discussion
an edible jelly made with gelatin M-W