Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

An old client gave me this great recipe and I have been making it for years. Passing the apricot halves through the large holes of a meat grinder makes quick work of the preparation for this absolutely delicious staple in our home. I make two batches every year, one cooked for 1 minute for a runnier marmalade for spooning over yogurt and mixing with Thai sweet chili sauce as a ham baste and the second batch cooks for 5 minutes for a thick marmalade for toast. It is a beautiful sunny orange colour that is most welcome during Vancouver's rainy fall and winter seasons.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse apricots, remove stems, cut or break in half and remove pits. Finely chop or run apricot halves through a meat grinder using the large holes; there should be about 8 cups. Place in a large pot with the pineapple and orange zest.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup sugar with pectin and stir into apricots. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add remaing 4 3/4 cups sugar. Return to a boil and boil for 1 - 5 minutes, depending on how firm you would like the marmalade to be (longer = thicker and stronger flavour).
  3. Remove from heat; stir and skim foam for 5 minutes (important step that removes unsightly foam and also prevents floating fruit in your marmalade). Ladle into warm sterilized canning jars leaving 1/4" headspace. Cap, seal and process ina water bath for 10 minutes. Makes about 8 cups.