Red Onion Marmalade

"A jar will make a wonderful addition to a food basket. On the gift tag, suggest serving this savoury marmalade with meats, such as pork, lamb or beef. Or serve with crackers and a creamy cheese."
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Ready In:
3 cups




  • With vegetable peeler, peel rind from orange in long strips.
  • Scrape off white pith from rind; slice rind lengthwise into paper-thin strips. Set aside.
  • In large saucepan, bring orange strips, sugar, onion, vinegar and salt to boil; boil for 1 minute. Stir in liquid pectin, mixing well. Remove from heat.
  • Using tongs, divide onion and orange rind among three 1-cup (250 mL) hot canning jars. Pour in liquid, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) headspace. Cover with prepared lids; screw on bands fingertip tight.
  • Boil in boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Let jars stand on rack until cool.
  • Check that lids curve downward; refrigerate any that do not and use within 3 weeks. Store in cool dark place for up to 1 year.
  • Variation:.
  • Pepper and Red Onion Marmalade: Add 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarsely ground black pepper or hot red pepper flakes.

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  1. K9 Owned
    I have never made jam or preserves of any kind and was very impressed at how easy it was! I packed it in small (125mg) jars as there are only two of us. I made this yesterday afternoon and will start on the second jar today! :) Fabulous with cheese and crackers!<br/><br/>Thank you for posting Elly!
  2. Barefoot Beachcomber
    Elly! Another winner!<br/>I made this up and bottled it in my little jelly jars, so ended up with five.<br/>It is so pretty in the jar, very delicate and rose coloured. I used it first<br/>on my cheese sandwich at lunch and found it to be a perfect addition.<br/>A nice zing, and a yummy aroma. <br/>I found a recipe using it with salmon fillets and will be trying that next!<br/>Thanks again, BB


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