Marmalade is a fruit preserve that is made from the juices and peels of citrus fruits that are boiled with sugar and water. The most well-known version is made from an orange, but it is also made from lemons, limes, grapefruits, mandarins, sweet oranges, bergamots, and other citrus fruits, as well as combinations.
How to Use Marmalades
Marmalades are great because they have more uses than just a spread. Add a 1/2 cup of marmalade to your biscuit, muffin, or scone recipes. Swirl some marmalade into your morning bowl of oatmeal or yogurt. Drizzle marmalade over cupcakes or cakes. Use it as a marinade or whisk it into a salad dressing. The sky is the limit!
Amber Marmalade Recipe
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 3 1/2 quarts water
- sugar (equal parts to prepared fruit)
- Wash and wipe down fruits.
- Then slice into paper-thin slices. A mandoline slicer is great for this!
- Add water. Let sit overnight
- Cook until the peel is tender. Let sit overnight, again
- Measure fruit and add an equal amount of sugar
- Cook until it forms a thick syrup when dropped onto a cold dish
- Pack and seal in clean, hot jars
- In a boiling water bath, process for 5 minutes