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MIXED CITRUS MARMALADE

 

 

Ingredients:

 

1 thin-skinned pink grapefruit

1 seedless lemon (smooth skinned)

2 limes

1 navel orange

1 cup pink grapefruit juice

1 cup orange juice

1 slice ginger root

1/2 vanilla bean, split open

3 whole cloves

4 + cups sugar

 

Directions:

Scrub the whole fruits.  Quarter the grapefruit halves  Halve the orange, lemon and lime.  Thinly slice.  Discard pieces of peel that contain little or no fruit, up to 30% of peel.  Combine citrus in a 8 quart non-reactive pot with the grapefruit and orange juices, ginger slice, vanilla bean and cloves.  Bring mixture to a boil and cook, uncovered, at an energetic simmer for 15 minutes.  Off the heat pour into a large glass measuring cup.

 

Measure and set aside an equal volume of sugar.  Return the marmalade to the pan, bring liquid to a simmer and start adding sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring and adding more sugar when the liquid regains the simmer.

 

After all the sugar has been added, continue boiling for 3-5 minutes, until the marmalade thickens and clings to a metal spoon.

 

Off the heat, remove the seasonings.  Pour into clean hot jars to within 1/4" of the lip.  Apply a new, clean heat-sealing gasket, and screw cap on tightly.  Invert the jar for 10 seconds and let cool on a rack.

 

Yield: 5 cups

Recipe from Gourmet Preserves Chez Madelaine.