It’s nice to have friends who garden.
And it’s even nicer, when one of these friends decide to give you heaps of Ruby Grapefruit to use! Easy homemade Christmas gifts, here I come!
With grapefruit, I thought some marmalade was in order. Sure, you can make jam if you’d like, but the rind on these fruits were such a pretty pink/orange colour that I thought it would be nice to keep it in.
- 1.4kg Ruby Grapefruit (or any citrus)
- 1kg sugar
- Cut the grapefruit into sixths, then slice them thinly.
- Place into a large pot with 1.5L water, and bring to the boil.
- Boil for 10-15mins, or till rind is tender.
- Add sugar, bring to a rolling boil for 5 mins and simmer on the stove for 2hrs, stirring occasionally. [img src=”https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7520/15277506593_ef6b88264d_o.jpg” width=”100%]
- While the marmalade is simmering, sterilise the jars by placing them in a single layer in a large pot, and covering them by an inch with water. Add the lids and boil for 20 minutes.
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- To test when the marmalade is done, take the pot off the heat and spoon some of the mixture into a shallow dish. Place into the freezer for 10 min and see if the surface sets enough to wrinkle.
- When the marmalade is cooked, remove the jars from the hot water and spread onto a heatproof tray. Ladle hot marmalade into the jars, and screw on the lids.
- Leave to cool completely. The seals should depress as the marmalade cools.
Super easy, and only 2 ingredients! Feel free to use any citrus you’d like, or even a mixture! A great way to use up that harvest of citrus, and a fantastic way to give out homemade gifts!