Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We Be Jammin'... Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Marmalade


Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Marmalade
Found on .yankeekitchenninja
(inspired by Grow It Cook It Can It)

1. Prepare and slice lemons and oranges, retaining the seeds and pith (which provides the natural pectin needed for this marmalade) and securing them in some cheesecloth with string (make a little bag). You'll need 2 cups of fruit—for me, that was 1 giant lemon and 2 normal blood oranges, but you might need more. 

2. Combine the fruit and 2 cups of water in a large pot and add the bag of pith. Bring everything to a simmer and continue to cook for 20 minutes. Remove the pith bag, squeezing out any liquid, and discard it. 

3. Add 2 cups of sugar to the pot and cook the mixture over medium to high heat (monitor it -- it will boil and pop), stirring frequently, until it reaches 220 degrees (gelling point) on a candy thermometer. If there's some foam produced while it boils, feel free to skim it off -- there won't be much, though. Remove from the heat and let cool a couple of minutes, stirring a bunch of times, to help release trapped air bubbles. 

4. Pour the hot marmalade into prepared jars, wipe rims, apply lids and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water canner. Be sure to check the seals after 24 hours.

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