This is an amazingly good marmalade. I got the recipe from the Canadian Farm Cookbook of 1911. I used to make plain Seville orange marmalade but I like this better. It only makes three jars, but unlike most recipes for preserves, it does very well when doubled. If you love marmalade, you will want to!
- Wash the lemon and orange and shred them finely.
- Keep all the seeds from both, and put them in a clean new tea ball, or sew them into a scrap of cheesecloth.
- Put the canning jars in a large kettle with enough water to come to an inch above the rims.
- Turn the heat on just after you add the sugar and carrots to the marmalade- jars must be boiled 10 minutes to be sterilized.
- Put the lemon and orange shreds and juice in a large, broad pot with the water and the seeds, and boil for ten minutes.
- Wash, peel and grate the carrots.
- Add the carrots and sugar to the peels.
- Continue boiling until the marmalade is thick and forms a sheet when poured from the spoon, about 30 minutes longer.
- Fish out the seeds, draining them well.
- Seal the marmalade in sterilized jars and process in boiling water for 5 minutes.
this was so yummy! I followed the directions exately (first time in my life!) and it came out great. It only needed to boil for an extra 12 minutes after I added the sugar to make it really thick. Could have even jarred it after ten but I tested it and waited for the test to cool. I only got 2 small jars out of it. Thank you for your post. :)
LOVED it, made a beautiful jam.