Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
For ginger lovers only! Makes a beautiful yellow marmalade with tons of ginger and lemon flavor. I used a medium blade microplane to grate the ginger. From Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving c. 2006. This recipe assumes knowledge of hot water bath canning. Please visit the Canning Forum http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewforum.zsp?f=24 if you need additional information.
- 6 small lemons
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup coarsely grated gingerroot (about 12 oz.)
- 1 (1 3/4 ounce) packageregular powdered fruit pectin
- 6 1⁄2 cups sugar
- Prepare canner, jars, and lids.
- Measure sugar and set aside.
- Using a vegetable peeler, remove yellow lemon peel in long strips. Cut strips into thin slices. Reserve fruit.
- In a large deep stainless steel saucepan, combine lemon peel, baking soda, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover, and boil gently for 5 minutes until peel is softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Using a sharp knife, cut white pith from lemons. Working over a large bowl to catch juice, use sharp knife to separate lemon segments from membrane. Place segments in bowl and squeeze membrane to remove as much juice as possible, collecting in bowl. Discard membrane and seeds.
- Measure 1 cup lemon segments and juice. Add to softened lemon peel with gingerroot. Whisk in pectin until dissolved.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
- Ladle hot marmalade into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust head space if necessary by adding hot marmalade. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
- Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered by water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool, and store.
Total success! Had plenty of ginger I grated using coarse microplane. Turned out great! Versatile too - great on toasty buttery English muffins at breakfast, fresh scones in the afternoon & as the middle of a 2 layer lemon cake. Have given away 2 tiny jars - am coveting the rest. Made 4 1/2 pints (which I canned in 1/2 & 1/4 pint pretty jars). Very clear & sparkly set too.
Delicious marmalade, nice bite of ginger to it. Would go equally well on a slice of rye toast or a piece of chicken. However, the weight suggested for a cup of grated ginger is about double what it should be (recipe says 12 ounces, it's actually 6).
This is wonderful marmalade. It's fairly time consuming with all the prep of the lemons and ginger, but the end result is beautiful and tasty. My friends will love this! Thanks for posting.