Can I add Orange Marmalade when making Fig Jam?
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
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.