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.
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.
This was my first attempt at marmalade and I also had a lot of random citrus on hand, to use up. I used 2 lemons, 3 cuties, 2 blood oranges, 2 honey tangerines, and the zest and segments of a pummelo. I ended up with appx. 9 cups of fruit pulp and water by the third day, but only used 7 cups of that and 7 cups of sugar. Added a splash of vanilla extract once off the heat. I boiled mine to a rather thick gel, and ended up with 7-1/2 pints. The pieces of citrus peels stayed suspeneded nicely during a 10 minutes process in a water bath. The taste, initially, was slightly more bitter than I was expecting, but after eating a few spoonfuls, I really like it. I want to make it with less lemon next time and with only sweet oranges.
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.
I love this recipe! I wanted to try it out - but I only had one lemon and one orange at home, but since you use water and sugar according to the amount of fruit - this was no problem! It's easy, tastes great and the texture of the marmalade is perfect!
Fab recipe, I've been using it now for a year, I'm just making a new batch!! At Christmas I add a little brandy for a festive flavour! Louise From Andalucia Spain Altiplanotipis
I only used 1 lemon and 4 oranges and it was lovely. The second time I used 5 satsumos and 2 oranges and it also turned out lovely - I prefer the sweeter taste. Roma S.A.
This was easy and tastes great! It took me a lot longer to get it to gel though - maybe 25 minutes of boiling (uncovered).