Napa Goat Ranch Whole Fruit Lemon & Orange Marmalade

"This recipe has evolved from a similar recipe that my mom cut out of the newspaper years ago. Everyone who eats it (Usually on my whole barley bread) claims that they are instantly addicted!"
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins
9 pints


  • 3 lbs meyer lemons
  • 2 lbs oranges (get the sweetest ones you can)
  • 3 12 cups sugar
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups sugar (add to taste at the end)


  • Have on hand 9 half-pint jars and sealing lids- sterilized according to the manufacturers instructions.
  • Cut the fruits in half and squeeze the juice out of them (save the orange and the lemon juices separately).
  • Chop the remaining citrus sections (yes- peel and all) in a food processor in small batches as you want the pieces to be fairly small (ideally about 1/4 inch but the sizes will vary, that is great).
  • Place the chopped citrus into a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the citrus mix is tender to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the fruit, clean out the pot as well.
  • Put the citrus mixture back into the pot with 1 1/2 cups water and bring to the mix to a boil.
  • Stir in the 3 1/2 cups sugar. Adjust the heat to maintain a slow simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick and creamy and the fruit is tender to the bite. This will take about 1 hour.
  • Taste and add up to 1 1/2 cups additional sugar to taste, add the 1/2 cup of orange juice and stir until well mixed.
  • Pack into the jars and process according to the jar manufacturers instructions- mine takes about 10 minutes once the water bath has returned to a boil.

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<p>We own a small ranch located in Napa, California. We used to be considered odd because we grew most of our food and lived frugally. Now we are viewed as trendy- go figure!</p> <p>Anyway, we raise chickens for meat and eggs, have tons of fruits and vegetables and do it all without using pesticides or chemicals.</p> <p>We also cook almost everything we eat from scratch. It takes a lot longer, but ours is the house that everyone wants an invitation to dinner at.</p>
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