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Sep 7, 2006 09:24 PM

Grapefruit Marmalade, Part 1

Thanks to everyone who gave marmalade advice last week. I finally got around to canning my grapefruit today, and so far so good! I'll do a final extensive report in two weeks if everything goes according to plan. For now, a pretty photo:

I have to say, it was easy but not easy at the same time. None of the techniques were difficult, but I ended up with a lot of dirty pots and sticky stuff over most of my counters. I know, it was my first time, but canning is no one-pot quick kitchen activity!

But grapefruit marmalade smells and looks MUCH prettier than orange marmalade. I can't wait! The bits I licked off the spoon were very tasty. I'm only worried about whether I got a proper seal on the cans (I'm pretty sure I did) and whether it'll set up to the right texture. Fingers crossed!

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  1. That looks delicious, Pei!

    I love grapefruit marmalade with a mad passion. It's almost enough to make me run out and buy the stuff to make it myself, except that I'm currently swimming in the peach preserves I made two weeks ago.....

    1. Hey,you owe me a jar of that gorgeousness because i suggested it!

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      1. re: missclaudy

        Let's not be hasty. I might be trying left and right to get rid of them in two weeks if it turns out I've made grapefruit juice (chock full of pectin and sugar. Yum!)

        1. re: Pei

          Tilt the jars. If they haven't set they'll be runny and you'll see the rind moving. If you have a good set, everything will be gelled and not move. I'm glad it worked for you, let us know what it tastes like. I'd be very surprised if it's not amazing.

      2. that IS beautiful! way to go!

        another pretty and tasty one to try is blood oranges. Gawjuss!

        and not completly set is good too- my Mom's was "sliding set"--would move around in the jar but not liquid. Lovely!