Orange Marmalade

Orange Marmalade

How to make Orange Marmalade,

One great thing about winter time in a milder climate is the citrus. I love citrus and I love all the different ways you can utilize them. This is a straightforward orange marmalade that doesn’t use a soaking method over night. I used a french technique of blanching the oranges three times, changing the water each time. Then I added the rest of the ingredients and cooked the marmalade down. The beauty of this way is it takes some of the bitterness from the rind out, it also helps soften the orange peels. The whole process probably takes about an hour or so, so there is no worrying about taking two days to finish the marmalade. You can get creative and use all types of citrus. Here is the recipe I hope you enjoy it!

Recipe Ingredients

Orange marmalade

8 cups sliced oranges (10 small oranges quartered and sliced 1/8 inch thick)

4 cups of sugar

4 cups of water

1 tbsp pectin

Cook for 30-40 minutes

Recipe Instructions

How to make orange Marmalade,

Bring small pot of water to a boil, place the sliced oranges in the boiling water and blanch for 10 seconds. Strain off the water.  Repeat the same steps two more times, starting with fresh water each time.  After 3 times add the measured water and sugar and bring to a boil.  Add the orange slices to the pot.  Cook for 25-30 minutes. I then used a hand immersion blender and puree the marmalade until most of the peel where broken down into smaller pieces. Cook for 5 more minutes and then pour into a preserve jar and seal properly. 

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