My husband came home with citrus fruit from the farm orchard – alot of the trees were knocked around in last weeks storm and there was fruit everywhere. He hadn’t even known they had an orchard. It’s old, uncared for and some of the trees don’t fruit anymore so he is going to prune them all back and get them up to scratch for the owners….I suspect he has a hidden agenda there lol, forever the forager! Anyway, 3 fruit marmalade.
1 kg mixed grapefruit and oranges, depending on your preference for flavour
2 large lemons
2 litres water
7 cups of sugar
Wash the fruit then cut the peel off all, leaving the pith on fruit. Chop peel into small strips of pieces. Cut the pith off fruit and discard. Chop fruit into pieces taking care not to lose the juice off your board. Place all fruit and peel into a large pan. Add water and bring to boil, simmer until the peel is soft and liquid has reduced by half.
Add the sugar, stir till dissolved then simmer again until this has reached setting point (a small spoonful in a plate and refrigerated turns to jam like consistency. When ready take off the heat and stand 10 minutes. Skim any foam gently off the top and pour into sterilised jars. This made 4 jars from around 375g to 450g.