Saturday, December 10, 2011

Orange marmalade...


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.

Orange Marmalade
~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.

12 comments:

  1. Nice!
    We made marmalade in home economics class years and years and years ago! Did Paddington Bear come for tea?
    xo

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  2. looks delicious! haven't made marmalade in a long time but think I'll dust off my recipe and make some before year's end.
    Merry Christmas from Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm in VA/USA

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  3. I wish I could smell it. And Paddington was the first thing I thought of, too. Jody, you are always making something wonderful.

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  4. Have scads of oranges and lemons on my trees. I think some of them will end up as marmalade.

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  5. Lovely! Looks so pretty in the jar!

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  6. Looks good; I've never made this. May have to give it a try.

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  7. Gosh, I don't think I've had orange marmalade since I was a kid -- and so I can't even remember if I like it. It sure looks delicious -- I can't imagine I wouldn't like anything with sugar!

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  8. Good grief - you are ambitious! Making orange marmalade in the midst of all the Christmas 'to do's'! I know it will be scrumptious. I made dried orange slices yesterday -- not nearly as complicated and time consuming as making jam but about the best I could do ;).
    ♥ ♥ ♥
    GG

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  9. Aren't canned fruits just beautiful to look at? Good job!! :) And I bet your home smelled fabulous that day!

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  10. Yumm, I love the combo of chocolate and marmalade. Clarice

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  11. We have a big Seville orange tree in the village, now I know what to do with all of those oranges. Thanks!

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  12. Orange marmalade is delicious! It's a special treat just for me. On homemade bread toast. Yum!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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