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Pink Grapefruit Marmalade

Tangy pink grapefruit marmalade, perfect to brighten up a dark winters day.

Pink grapefruit marmalade

Marmalade has always been a staple in our household. I’m from a family of toast lovers. My Dad in particular would be quite partial to a slice of brown toast and marmalade. He was very particular about it and God forbid you got breadcrumbs in the marmalade jar. In fact he used to quite often have a few courses for his breakfast, a bowl of muesli, a slice of toast and marmalade and then half a grapefruit. When I was younger I was so intrigued by his many breakfasts and  I remember my first taste of his grapefruit. Of course I recoiled withe the sourness of it. However now I love grapefruit. I think there are either grapefruit lovers or haters and I’m definitely a lover.

Pink grapefruit marmalade

I’ve made marmalade before but never grapefruit. I really like it it retains its bitterness but it isn’t over powering at all. I love the process of preparing jams, preserves and pickles. I like the idea of encapsulating the best of the season to enjoy all year round. Grapefruits and other citrus fruits are always lovely in January and I cant wait to get hold of this seasons blood oranges. The Winter citrus always brings such a needed burst of brightness to these gloomy January days. This recipe makes two large jars you can squirrel one away for later in the year or of course use it up in a delicious cake or  marmalade bread and butter pudding.

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Pink grapefruit marmalade

Pink Grapefruit Marmalade

Pink grapefruit marmalade You will need 2 large jars that have been sterilised.

  • Total Time: 3h

Ingredients

  • 3 Grapefruits
  • 700 ml Water
  • 1 Lemon
  • 900 g Caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Squeeze the juice out of the grapefruits and the lemon, turn inside out and remove the flesh and pith from the skin. Put the juice in a pan and the pith, flesh and pips into a piece of muslin tied up and put into the pan too (this is a good source of pectin).
  2. Slice the grapefruit skin into thin strips and put them into the pan too along with the water. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours.
  3. After two hours squeeze out the muslin bag and then discard. Add the sugar then bring to the boil, skim off any froth and then simmer for 10 minutes until the marmalade reaches 105c on a sugar thermometer. Pour into the sterilised jars and seal. Keep in a cool dry place for up to a year.

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