Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Can Jam - Citrus - Orange Lime Marmalade


I have been so excited about the can jam that it has thrown me into a whirlwind of activity.  I have been canning up a storm lately!  While it may seem a boring choice I decided on a marmalade, I have only tried marmalade once or twice and really didn't like it.  Of course I was trying the little retangular packets you find in your local breakfast place so I reasoned, if I make my own, surely I will like it better.  Wow, the difference was amazing.  While I will always be a "berry" jam kind of gal, I can definitely say I like marmalade.  I wanted to try something different so Woodman suggested an Orange Lime Marmalade, I had tons of citrus so I tried the Orange Lime as well as a Citrus Marmalade which included Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit and Clementines - it was great!  Woodman liked the Orange Lime better so that is what we are posting.

Orange Lime Marmalade
3 lbs oranges
3 Limes
6 cups water

Peel the oranges and limes.  Chop the orange peel, discard the most of the lime peel (the recipe from "The New Preserves" said all but I put some in anyway).  Measure 4 cups of orange peel into a saucepan, roughly chop the orange and lime removing as much of the membranes as possible as well as any seeds and add to the saucepan along with the water.  Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.  Refrigerate overnight.  The next day measure the puree and add 1 cup of sugar per cup of puree into a saucepan.  Stir until sugar is dissolved then rapidly heat to a boil until gelling point.  Pour into hot jars and process for 10 minutes.  About 5 12 oz jars.

This turned out delish and beautiful - the first day I did not boil long enough so it was too runny - I ended up having to open them all and reprocess.  Be patient!  I hadn't made jam or jelly since the summer and got a little excited so I became impatient and paid the price.

 I hope everyone enjoyed the can jam as much as I did!  Can't wait to see what is on for next month!






Oh and by the way, I didn't really discard the lime peel - I candied it and it was yummy!

7 comments:

  1. Now we need to make some vanilla bean ice cream to have with the marmalade.

    I like both batches on bread, or crackers, in our homemade yogurt, and on a knife.

    Ohh, and I think I'm going to try it in bbq sauce sometime soon.

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  2. Your jam looks wonderful. The color so vivid!

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  3. It has changed color from these shots, we reboiled it to get a better set and it's a bit darker. I am going to see if I can get Daisy Driver to update tonight with the other marmalade we made and I'll post a picture of them both together.

    It's really really good on ice cream too. I'm going to see if I can get everyone to buy in on making some homemade ice cream with this in it.

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  4. Mmmmm mmmmm yum! That looks like a great recipe! Lime and orange? Why didn't I think of that? Great job! :)

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  5. Thanks Catalina - I can't take the credit - it all goes to Woodman!!! He loves the tartness of limes.

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  6. I love your marmalade - In fact, last month I made a similar multi-citrus marmalade and it was delicious! As a beginning canner, I definitely see the attraction in making it myself!

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  7. There are other tart things I happen to be attracted to..... {wink} {wink} {nudge} {nudge}

    Saucy too.

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