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March 02, 2011

Blood Orange Marmalade Homemade


Blood oranges are here again! They come in deferent shades red. So good to eat or drink at any time and  of course marmalade for breakfast. I made two batches of light and dark that have slight difference in taste but both are really delicious.


Six oranges is quite enough to fill one large jar. This first batch are the lighter red and taste a bit sweeter. 

Wash and scrub the oranges thoroughly even if they are not treated and organic. Remove the rind of the four with a potato peeler and julienne the strips thinly. With a paring knife remove the pith of the oranges and set aside.
This is how much rind you get from four oranges.
Squeeze the juice of the remaining 2 together with 1 lemon. Cut up the pulp of both lemon and the 2 oranges and put the in a double lined cheese cloth together with the pith and tie to a pouch for the natural  pectin. Slice up the 4 oranges and remove any seed you find. The seeds can be added to the pectin pouch too.
Boil everything with 3cups of water including the pectin pouch for at list 15 minutes or until soft. Check doneness by tasting.
Remove the pectin pouch and squeeze out every pectin as much as possible to add to the pot when cold to the touch. Measure the cooked compote in cups and determine the sugar to add. This yielded 3 cups and put 1 1/2 cups of sugar. It's up to you to add more if it is not sweet enough. Boil and simmer until your desired consistency. I like it spreadable but chunky. Bottle and serve.






Enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. Blood orange marmalade looks delicious I love home made ones. You made perfect marmalade.

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  2. This is fascinating! I love marmalade, oranges and blood oranges. This is wonderful that you made your own marmalade. I must try to do the same. Blessings, Catherine

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  3. So sweet and delicious!! The color is amazing, I´ll hope find this orange here, to make this mermelade!

    Nice day ;)

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  4. Yum!!! What a great color and I bet it is delicious. This is a must try!!!

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  5. Oh my, loving this. Also I love baking marmalade into cakes - really makes a great texture.

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  6. Cette combinaison chair et zeste doit être délicieuse. Les photos sont très belles et donnent envie de se faire tout de suite une tartine.
    A très bientôt.
    See soon.

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  7. This marmalade sounds so tempting!! I would love to have it on my morning toast :) Love the Texture and color of it!!!

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  8. delicious and very tempting...yum!

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  9. I love it....it is so gorgeous....the colour....the brightness.....I will try to make it....I say I will try because I love them fresh!....but this marmalade is so tempting!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

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  10. What a wonderful fruit choice for a marmalade, I adore blood oranges :)
    Hope you are having a great week

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  11. learnt something new..thanks!

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  12. Looks delicious...my favorite marmelade!

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  13. Wonderful marmelade.

    Go to my blog..and have a wonderful day, hugs, Flavia

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  14. That looks GORGEOUS. You made the perfect marmelade with the perfect texture n beautiful color.. Great pictorials too!!


    US Masala

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  15. I've never tried blood oranges, do they taste the same? The marmelade looks delicious and the photos are just great.

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  16. Yummy and delicious...looks perfect

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  17. How fresh and bright this is - perfect when everything is gray and white. I love this marmalade and have always purchased it - you make it accessible.

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  19. What a mouth-watering pictorial! LOVE your blog and happy I found it to follow :))

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  20. I have always wanted to make orange marmalade; now I have got a good starting point with your fabulous guidance, thanks so much!

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