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Orange marmalade has long been a favorite spread for breads. However, marmalades are used not only as a sweet spread, but also as a main ingredient in a variety of breads and desserts as well as in sweet and savory sauces for meat, poultry, and vegetables.
- 3 oranges, seeded, chopped
- 3 lemons, seeded, chopped
- water (equal to whole fruit)
- sugar (equal to cooked fruit)
- Measure chopped fruit and place in heavy saucepan.
- Measure equal amounts of water and pour into saucepan.
- Bring to boil.
- Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover, and let stand in a cool place for 24 hours.
- Again bring to a boil and cook over high heat for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover, and let stand in a cool place for another 24 hours.
- Measure out fruit mixture.
- Add equal amount of sugar.
- Again bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Cook, stirring constantly, for another 15 minutes, or until mixture begins to gel.
- Remove from heat and immediately pour into hot sterilized jars.
- Vacuum seal.
What a fun recipe. I had two large lemons, and many small oranges, so used 2 and 6. The total was 6 cups fruit when measured to add sugar. I had 9 cups of marmalade finished. It has the true marmalade taste, I cooked it 5 minutes longer for a firmer gel, and processed it 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
This is more than a simple recipe, it's a formula allowing one to cook as little, or as much, marmalade as one wants. In addition to this, the finished product is delicious. First time ever making marmalade and it's a rousing success, thank you for sharing.
Just to add. Having recently tried spicy pineapple salsa on cream cheese, I added a bit of water to some of this marmalade, along with a bit of diced onion, jalapeno and hot pepper sauce. Served same way, over cream cheese with crackers, it was a hit.
Great recipe! This is the second year I am making this recipe. I made this recipe about four times last year. I made close to 60 pints of it last year. We eat it on sandwiches, on toast or biscuits and on salads. Over the holidays I put it over ham & turkey as it cooks. It great! I change this recipe up each time according to what I have to use. I use more oranges than lemons because I like it sweeter; but I use lemons or limes. Sometimes I add tangerines. Love this recipe.