Sunday, November 22, 2009

Orange Marmalade

I remember making Orange Marmalade one of the summers I spent at my dad's house back when I was a kid.. I think I was maybe 10 or 11. I don't remember the process or even how it turned out, but I love marmalade and since I had all these mason jars leftover from last week's experiment I decided to give it a go.. now I have 6 jars of sunny orange marmalade chillin' in the little storage space I have here under the stairs, it's dark and cool and I can keep checking on it so I can open up the jar that's 1/2 full when it's set and see how it tastes.

The recipe I used it from a Preserves book that I bought years ago at some little book store in NYC and it's pretty straightforward with few steps.. it just requires patience..

Orange Marmalade

2 lb. Oranges
1 Lemon
8 cups water
6-7 cups sugar

Scrub the fruit & slice fine. Let sit overnight in a bowl with enough water to cover (about 8 cups)

In the morning transfer all to a pan and bring to a boil, then simmer until the peels are soft and the contents are reduced by half, about 2 hours.

Measure the contents and add 1 cup sugar per each cup of fruit, stirring until dissolved. boil gently until set (about 40 minutes)

Cool slightly and carefully pour into sterilized jars (I used a funnel to reduce mess) place the lids on and screw on the caps. Invert for a few minutes and then turn back upright and let cool completely. Check the seals, label and store in a cool, dry place.

4 comments:

LaDonna said...

So cool!! My bf LOVES to cook with orange marmalade but I never thought of making it myself. Love your pictures - just reading and looking at the pictures made me feel homey. Thanks for sharing!

AmyP said...

That looks so yummy! Marmalade is my favorite

balunov27 said...

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MaryMoh said...

That marmalade looks simple and easy to make. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.