I had a few oranges that needed to be used up, so I thought of orange marmalade. We haven't had that in a couple years so yesterday I began to boil the oranges and lemons and let them rest overnight in their juices for 12-18 hours. Then this afternoon I finished it off by adding sugar and boiling it until it jelled. Do you like orange marmalade? Either you like that bitter-sweet taste or you don't.
~from The Joy of Cooking
2-3 large oranges
2-3 small lemons
Scrub well and cut into quarters and remove seeds.
Add and simmer for 5 minutes in...
3 c. water
Let stand and cover for 12-18 hrs in a cool place. Remove fruit and cut into very small shreds. (I removed the peel here and just added a little zest from the peel instead of leaving in all the peels) Return to the water in which it was soaked. Boil 1 hour. Add for each cup of fruit mixture:
1 c. sugar
Boil the marmalade until the juice forms a jelly when tested (temp reaches about 222 or 224* F).
Pour into clean, hot jars and seal.
Makes about 3-4 half pint jars.
A couple jars for us and a couple to give.