Morello Cherry Extra Jam from Alain Milliat
Confiture Extra Griotte
Alain Milliat's French cherry jam is made with only three ingredients: Morello cherries, sugar and pectin. This classic confiture captures peak season Morello cherries—it's ripe and juicy with a firm, yet spreadable texture and pieces of fruit.
Ah, mais oui—what does the extra mean? In France, jams designated as extra contain 50% or more fruit. Alain Milliat's fruit preserves are made with 55% fruit, or in this case, 63 grams of cherries per 100 grams of jam.
Refrigerate after opening. May contain pits.
How to use
Morello Cherry Extra Jam from Alain Millait is the parfait addition to teatime. Spread on toast, slather on scones or use as a filling to mini jam tarts. Fold into pastry cream and use as a filling for cakes, pavlovas and more.
This French-made jam also is gorgeous in savory applications, like added to a pan sauce for pork or duck. Or, pair with cheeses like Brilliat Savarin, Fourme d'Ambert and fresh chèvre.
About the producer
In 1983, third generation farmer, Alain Millait, took over his family business in Orliénas, France, near Lyon. M. Millait spent the next 15 years restoring and cultivating 15 plots of land, planting a variety of fruits and vegetables using traditional farming methods.
In 1997, M. Milliat launched Alain Millait Jus de Degustation with six juices and nectars highlighting French-grown produce. Now, almost 25 years later, their catalog has grown to include dozens of single-varietal juices and nectars—including non-alcoholic Cabernet and Chardonnay juices, Senga Sengana strawberry nectar and more—plus a selection of jams and condiments.
All of Alain Milliat’s products are crafted with the quality, flavor and freshness of the fruit in mind. For their classic French offerings, M. Millait sources fruit from across the country, working with farmers who are using sustainable, organic and zero-waste growing methods. The fruit is harvested at peak ripeness and transported to their factory in Valence—located in the southeast central Drôme region of France—where it is processed, bottled and jarred. Their products are also crafted with sustainability in mind, too—from energy efficient equipment to bottles created with 70% recycled glass. The fruit pulp leftover from juicing is also recycled and repurposed locally.
- Alain Milliat
- 230 grams (8.11 ounces)