Do You Refrigerate Your Jam Type Fillings?

Decorating By tarheelgirl Updated 29 Jan 2010 , 11:57pm by dsilbern

tarheelgirl Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 5:24pm
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I normally mix raspberry jam into my buttercream. Is it necessary to refrigerate?

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TexasSugar Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 5:39pm
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Nope, that is one of the pluses of using perserves and jams as a filling.

maidofcake Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 5:56pm
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If it's not going to be used within a day or so, a buttercream made with BUTTER, and/or other perishable products such as milk, cream, should always be stored in the refrigerator.

The high sugar content makes the jam less likely to spoil unrefrigerated, but butter has a high fat content and has a tendency to go rancid if not stored properly.

If you are using a shortening-cream, you can keep the mixture out

tarheelgirl Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 11:45pm
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Thanks for the replies! I had to settle a debate! =)

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by maidofcake

If it's not going to be used within a day or so, a buttercream made with BUTTER, and/or other perishable products such as milk, cream, should always be stored in the refrigerator.

The high sugar content makes the jam less likely to spoil unrefrigerated, but butter has a high fat content and has a tendency to go rancid if not stored properly.

If you are using a shortening-cream, you can keep the mixture out




So that stick of butter I have sitting out to spread on my toast/dinner rolls is going to make me sick?

dsilbern Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 11:57pm
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That stick of butter sitting out has a high possibility of making you sick. It would depend on your immune system and what it's used to.

My in laws have "soft butter" they keep in the cabinet - they are used to eating it. Not knowing this I used it because I thought it had softened up on the table during dinner. I was in the bathroom all day the next day. I had a fit on my husband when I found out about the "soft butter".

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