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Can I add Orange Marmalade when making Fig Jam?

cookieyumyum Aug 4, 2008 09:26 AM

I have a jar of very yummy Frog Hollow Farm Orange Marmalade. And I'm making a ton of Fig Jam as my friend just gave me 2 huge bags of figs from her tree.

I was curious if I added 1/2 cup of Orange Marmalade to a batch instead of half a cup of sugar, would that be bad?

On a side note:
And right now I'm at 112 jars of peach, pluot, plum, apricot jam. Only about 100 more jars till I have enough jars as gifts for people at our wedding. Wheeeeee

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  1. meatn3 RE: cookieyumyum Aug 4, 2008 11:06 AM

    What a lovely idea for your wedding!

    I/2 a cup of marmalade and 1/2 a cup of sugar are not an even exchange. The sugar in the marmalade has been diluted by the fruit...Sugar is used not only for flavor, but for it's properties as a preservative. So unless you are making freezer jam I wouldn't tweak the sugar ratio.

    The marmalade added just for flavor should be o.k., although it seems more cost effective and more easily reproducible to add oranges to your recipe.

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