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.
Some are sweet, some more savory. All are smooth, translucent, and made with juice-not fruit.
*All products tested were free of high-fructose corn syrup.