Whole Fruit - Ideal for small batches.
Makes a robust, full flavored marmalade with lots of peel. It's
just, not, cheap!
Any type of Citrus Fruit can be used. The basic proportions are
1-1-1 for fruit, water, liquid.
Lets presume you have 6 Seville oranges that weigh 1kg
- Wash the fruit, weigh and note the weight. 1000g
- Select a sauce pan just large enough for the fruit to sit on the bottom.
- Add 1000g+20%=1200g of water, fruit should be covered/floating. You need enough
water but not too much as it will be used later.
- Boil the fruit until tender and soft, the fruit may collapse a bit. Probably take
about 2 hours, roll over after 1 hr.
- Remove from heat, drain off and retain liquid, allow to cool.
- - - - Note: Jam pot should be quite deep, mixture will spit.
- Working on a tray (to retain liquid), cut fruit in half and scrape contents into
a course metal sieve. Allow to drain then remove pips/pits/seeds, or work pulp
through sieve. Place all but pips/pits/seeds in jam pot.
- Cut peel into suitable size strips/bits and place in jam pot.
- Add about 850g or less of the retained liquid (about 15% less). Too much liquid
will have to be boiled off.
- Add 1000g of sugar, mix, then bring to a boil. Stir frequently.
- Place a test plate in your fridge
- When boiling you are looking for a finish temperature of 219-220f (103.5c)
measured at centre of jam pot and liquid:
- Probably ~218f the marmalade will be runny, best to aim for 220f.
- Mixture needs to boil for at least 15 minutes, keep stirring
- If the finish temperature is reached too quickly add a bit more of the
retained liquid (or water).
- If you have too much liquid in the pot just keep boiling.
- When mixture is reaching finish temperature:
- put a tablespoon of the liquid onto the cold plate and return to fridge.
- After 2 minutes remove plate and tilt, mixture should run but wrinkle (not
- ~216-217f the spitting will increase and marmalade will burn easily, keep
- Remove from heat:
- If foamy add a teaspoon of butter.
- let stand for 5 minutes before bottling.
- The 6 oranges make about 3-4 medium size bottles.
Have also tried - 2 Grapefruit 2 oranges 1 lemon