con·​fi·​ture ˈkän-fə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce confiture (audio)
: preserved or candied fruit : jam

Examples of confiture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In honor of the special season, JAL serves a special strawberry confiture on all business and first class flights. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The 2017 vintage is ruby garnet in color with aromas of black cherries, forest floor, and black-plum confiture. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 25 Nov. 2023 The fresh trout gravlax, served with fennel in three textures, is a bold match for the winery’s Tinto Histórico blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot, while Catena’s beguiling Vino Natural Ancestral Moscatel sets the stage for a finale of cheese and confitures. Katie Kelly Bell, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2023 Malbec has aromas of sweet baking spices, black fruit confiture and just a whiff of wood smoke thanks to aging in new French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2022 Like fruitcake in a jar, the confiture is jam-packed with quince, fig, pear, date, prune, apricot, raisin, citrus, nuts and spices ($15 for roughly 7 ounces). Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, 15 Jan. 2021 The team uses a classic French confiture technique to create their spoon preserves. Beth Graham, Saveur, 12 June 2019 Exquisite cakes in abstract, geometric shapes, each filled with four to six layers comprising mousse, spongy cake, confiture, cream, and crunch, line the display case ($8.75 each)., 17 Sep. 2019 The small plates ease you in gently, seared foie gras and fried rabbit livers hinting at the delights to come, but standing up on their own with the confitures and butters that accompany them. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Feb. 2018

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Word History


borrowed from French, going back to Old French, from confit "preserved (of food)" (past participle of confire "to prepare [a drink], preserve [fruit] in a liquid or sugar") + -ure -ure — more at confit

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of confiture was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Confiture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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