Definition of confiture in English:



  • 1A preparation of preserved fruit.

    • ‘The appellation of marmalade is applied to those confitures which are composed of the firmer fruits, as pineapples, or the rinds of oranges; whereas jams are made of the more juicy berries. Fruit pastes are a kind of marmalade.’
    • ‘From this month you can buy direct their organic all-year-round supplies along with seasonal delights like gooseberry confiture, tomato and basil jelly and summer garden piccalilli.’
    • ‘My friend the veal nut was pleased with her lunchtime portion of veal loin, which was dripped with Pinot-wine sauce and a deliciously rich confiture of glazed scallions, olive oil, and Japanese mushrooms.’
    • ‘It's the traditional breakfast of leftover baguette from dinner the night before, toasted, then smeared with lots of butter, perhaps some nice jam, or confiture de lait.’
    • ‘On one night, choices included Isle of Skye langoustines; spicy vine tomato soup; lemon and thyme roast organic chicken with red onion confiture; chocolate cheesecake with cinnamon pastry; and a groaning cheese board.’
    • ‘It came with a confiture which, at the time, I thought was plum.’
    • ‘This time, I made it with strips of ham, a spoonful of sweet confiture d' oignon (onion jam) and a spoonful of crème fraîche, with salt and pepper.’
    • ‘Spoon the vegetables with the marinade into a dish and top them with tomato confiture.’
    • ‘Made in-house the preserve, fresher tasting, more fleshy, naturally sweeter and less bitter than most citrus confitures was delightful, addictive and quite irresistible.’
    • ‘Although I do love a traditional, crackly baguette paired with cheese, or toasted slices of hearty boule rustique slathered with homemade confiture for breakfast, these are the sturdy, hearty breads that I enjoy most here in Paris.’
    • ‘The framboises confiture were excellent.’
    • ‘‘Salami, cheese, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, bread butter and confitures,’ was the answer.’
    1. 1.1 A confection.