Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs
Got this in a neat cookbook from Vegemite in a swap.
- 1 large orange
- 2 large lemons
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 2⁄3 cups dried apricots
- 7 cups water, extra
- 9 cups sugar
- Remove and reserve seeds from unpeeled quartered orange and lemon.
- Put seeds and 2 tablespoons of water in small bowl. Cover and set aside.
- Blend or process chopped orange, lemons and apricots, in batches, until finely chopped.
- Combine fruit mixture with the extra water in large saucepan; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 45 minutes.
- Transfer mixture to large heatproof bowl; cover.
- Stand fruit mixture and seed mixture, separately, overnight.
- Drain seeds over small bowl; reserve liquid and discard seeds.
- Measure fruit mixture and allow 1 cup sugar to each cup of fruit mixture.
- Return fruit mixture with reserved seed liquid to pan; bring to a boil.
- Add sugar and stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves.
- Boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until marmalade jells when tested.
- Stand 5 minutes.
- Pour hot marmalade into hot sterilised jars, seal while hot.
Absolutely delish. Set well and I used Turkish Apricots, so the color was a bit dark-but tasted fine. My neighbors loved it!
Wonderful! I made this 3 weeks ago before I went to England, and it was nicely matured and mellow when I got back! The addition of the apricots makes this a VERY subtle marmalade and we loved the extra apricoty taste in addition to the normal tangy flavours of oranges and lemons. I managed to get 6 jars yield and I put aside a whole day for this - turn on your favourite music and relax whilst you chop, mince and stir!! A great recipe and now I am set up for a few weeks with my breakfast marmalade! Made for the Comfort Food Photo Tag game, 2008. Thanks NoraMarie for posting a keeper! FT:-)