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A confection, preserve, or jam.

[French, from Old French, from confit, confection; see comfit.]
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(Cookery) a confection, preserve of fruit, etc
[C19: from French, from Old French confire to prepare, from Latin conficere to produce; see confect]
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(ˈkɒn fɪˌtʃʊər)

a confection, esp. a fruit preserve.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French. See comfit, -ure]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confiture - preserved or candied fruit
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
candied fruit, crystallized fruit, succade - fruit cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with a sugar crystals
conserve, conserves, preserves, preserve - fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
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There were home-baked scones served with fruit preserves and French butter, and Gourmet Garage's version of chocolate fondue.
Earlier, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA), in a large-scale operation headed by Director General Captain (r) Mohammad Usman, had seized 35, 000-kilogram spoiled spices and 1,000 kilograms spoiled fruit preserves in Lahore.
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The PFA on Sunday seized 35, 000 kilogram spoiled spices and 1, 000 kilogram spoiled fruit preserves in Lahore.
Guests can expect traditional afternoon tea favourites, including a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and fruit preserves, and irresistible cakes and pastries - all while overlooking the hotel's landscaped gardens.
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The newest generation of fruit preserves, spreads and jams can enhance the flavors in all kinds of dishes
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Selection of finger sandwiches; Assortment of afternoon tea pastries and cakes; Scones with clotted cream and fruit preserves. All served with a pot of tea or coffee
Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, or candied fruit.