I completed step 1 yesterday, click on this link to get the directions for preparing the fruit.
1 quart thinly sliced orange peel (about 6 large)
1 quart orange slices, cut (about 6 large)
1 quart thinly sliced oranges with peel (about 6 small)
2 cups thinly sliced Meyers lemons (2 large)
2 1/4 cups water
Sugar, about 9 cups (equal amount sugar to fruit mixture on day 2)
Directions (continued from yesterday):
After the fruit has rested overnight, you are ready to make the marmalade.
Have your cleaned, sterilized jars staying warm in a low heat oven. Put the seals and rings in a pan of water on low. This keeps both the jar and lid clean and hot (important for a good seal).
Cook the mixture, uncovered over medium high heat for about 1 hour.
Measure the fruit and liquid.
You will see the mixture thicken up right away.
Boil the marmalade until it passes the spoon test test, at least 25 minutes. I chose to stop cooking at the 25 minute mark even though the mixture seemed a little thin--my last couple batches of jam have been quite thick, see my jam fix--I'd prefer my marmalade be too soft than too hard; at least the soft jam will come out of the jar!
Using a large mouth funnel (this is a must have tool for making jam) spoon the hot marmalade into your clean jar,
adjust for altitude as needed).
Looks pretty, doesn't it?
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Sounds like orange marmalade tasting at Springfest 2014! Hugs!
Oh my! This looks so yummy! I haven't had any marmalade in ages, but this looks so great! Someday I'm going to actually make jelly/jam...I swear I really will! It always just seems so overwhelming!
I'll be bringing some dad! Hugs back:)
Thanks for stopping by Monica. It is quite good if I do say so myself:) It's a bit of work, but not difficult...I highly recommend trying it at least once!
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