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Grapefruit Marmalade

Finished Jar of Grapefruit Marmalade sitting on a board, open, with fresh wedges of grapefruit.

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.

Grapefruit Marmalade
Recipe Type: Jam, Sweet, Preserve
Author: Tammi Kwok
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Serves: 4 x 300ml jars
If you’ve got a harvest of grapefruit, why not make some grapefruit marmalade? This recipe utilises both the fruit and the rind to create jars of delight that is perfect for Christmas gifts.
Ingredients
  • 1.4kg Ruby Grapefruit (or any citrus)
  • 1kg sugar
Instructions
  1. Cut the grapefruit into sixths, then slice them thinly.
  2. Place into a large pot with 1.5L water, and bring to the boil.
  3. Boil for 10-15mins, or till rind is tender.
  4. 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%]
  5. 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.
  6. [img src=”https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15709652128_116e21626a_o.jpg” width=”100%”]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Leave to cool completely. The seals should depress as the marmalade cools.
Notes
I used about 4 grapefruit in this recipe. [br]Also, feel free to add a twist of flavour – like crystallised ginger pieces – if you’d like! [br]Assuming the jars have been sterilised properly, the marmalade will keep for at least 6 months in a cool dark place.

Grapefruit Marmalade

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!

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