Sunday, January 20, 2013

orange blueberry marmalade

Orange-Blueberry Jam:

6 cups prepared fruit, about 6 medium oranges and 4 lemons
1 1/2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
6 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl plus 1/4 cup, divided
1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine
1 1/2 pouches fruit pectin
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup honey

Using a vegetable peeler remove the zest of the oranges and lemons. Cut the zest pieces into thin slices, then finely chop or grind and set aside. Peel and discard remaining white part of the peel from fruit. Chop fruit pulp, reserving any juice and set aside. Place the peels, water and baking soda in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the reserved fruit and juice and cover. Simmer an additional 10 minutes.

Stir the 6 cups sugar into the prepared fruit in the saucepan. Add the butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil on high heat stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to a boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Remove from heat and skim off any foam with metal spoon.

Toss the blueberries with honey. Place into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Scoop out blueberries and add to marmalade. Reduce liquid to a syrup and stir into the finished marmalade. Serve at room temperature.


  1. What a wonderful combination of flavors...you could do book of 101 ways to use citrus :)

  2. Mmmm! I must try this one! I thought orange marmalade was difficult to make at home...
    Hugs! And thanks for your nice, nice note! xo