Monday, December 2, 2013

Grapefruit Marmalade ~ Oh La La!

I have a baby Rio Star grapefruit in my backyard, unfortunately it has one teeny tiny grapefruit on it.  

LUCKILY, my dad has a neighbor who grows these lovely red fleshed beauties!

There is something very unique about grapefruit marmalade.  
You either love it or hate it!  
Can you guess?  I LOVE it!!

I didn't take pictures of my process, but next time I will!

I like most of my jams and jellies with less sugar and more fruity flavor.

Here's how I did it:

Grapefruit Marmalade

2 large red fleshed grapefruits
1 large lemon
2 cups water
2 1/3 cups sugar

1.  Peel grapefruit and lemon, leave the pith on the rind.

2.  Cut rind into small pieces, depending on how thick you like the rind in your marmalade.

3.  Chop lemon and grapefruit into chunks.  I often use the hand blender to chop but not liquify.

4.  Put rinds, fruit, fruit juice and water in a large pot and cook over medium high for about 15 minutes.

5.  Let cool and put into the refrigerator overnight.

6.  Pour mixture into clean large pot, add sugar, and bring to a boil.

7.  Boil and stir until a candy thermometer reads 220 degrees F.

8.  Skim off foam as it boils.

9.  Test marmalade on a frozen plate.  If it wrinkles up, it is ready.

10.  Pour into clean sterilized jars and process in hot water bath.


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