A recent question on this site motivates me to ask if our Yiddish "eingemachts" has currency in any German dialect or regional variant?
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Indeed there is "Eingemachtes" in contemporary German.
Duden defines "Eingemachtes" as follows:
Today this term usually refers to stewed fruit, or vegetables (e.g. cucumbers, beans, peas etc.) and is not used for jam or marmelade. Also related are the verbs "einmachen", or "einwecken".
Interestingly the German word "Konfitüre" for jam is a direct loan word from French "confiture", which again translates to German "Eingemachtes". In addition the Swabian term "Gsälz" for jam is directly related to "Eingemachtes" as literally it means conserving something using salt ("Gesalzenes").
"Es geht ans Eingemachte" also means that "it's getting serious now", in the sense of "using the last reserves" / scraping the barrel".