Red Grapefruit Marmalade – Repost

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With the weather finally turning warmer here, I’ve gotten antsy about doing some canning.  If you’ve never tried to home – can, it really isn’t as intimidating as it may seem and will make you feel ‘accomplished’.   I self taught myself canning about 4 years ago and now I’m really experimental in my food choices for canning.  I thought I’d share this canning experiment that I posted a year ago.  It was just an inexpensive try at something different that gave me an unusual tasty spread for toast or try a spoonful on top of ice cream, YUMM! Most likely, you’ll make up enough to share your yummy jellies and jams with someone and make them smile……….                                 Give canning a try, it won’t bite ;)

Red Grapefruit Marmalade - from Canned-Time.com

Red Grapefruit Marmalade – REPOST

You know I LOVE a great bargain ♥

Red Grapefruit Marmalade - from Canned-Time.com

I found this cute little tea set today at the Asian market.  $4.99 for the steeper and the little bowls were just .89 so I picked up two of those for dipping bowls.

   Not sure why porcelain was so inexpensive but……

 So I needed something sweet to put in my little tea steeper since I don’t normally drink “tea”.  I thought it would work nicely for jam, or marmalade in this case.

Grapefruit Marmalade with Lime Slices is what I settled on this time.
Red Grapefruit Marmalade - from Canned-Time.com
The recipe is straight from the Ball Blue Preserving Book that is available almost anywhere that sells canning jars and such.  Kmart, Amazon, tons of places have it but here’s the recipe / minus the lime slices I threw in the lime to use some I had on hand up before they spoiled.  I added 1 Lime sliced in place of the Grapefruit peel listed in the recipe.
Red Grapefruit Marmalade - from Canned-Time.com
 Used 2 large Red Grapefruit which gave me over 2 1/2 Cups of juice / pulp.
Pretty straight forward fruit marmalade, boiling the fruit to reduce.

 Red Grapefruit Marmalade - from Canned-Time.com

Then you just wait until the sugar thickens the fruit enough to taste like Marmalade.

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Try it. Canning is not as hard as it might seem.  And the results are worth the effort!
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Enjoy……….
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4 thoughts on “Red Grapefruit Marmalade – Repost

  1. An Unrefined Vegan

    I AM intimidated about canning! I think a part of it is what I perceive to be a BIG project with a lot of mess, but I sure like the sound of having beautiful jars of food in my pantry. This summer if Kel is successful in the garden no doubt we will be inundated with fresh produce so I will just have to learn to do this. What a beautiful marmalade – the color is out of this world!

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Just start with 2 – 3 jars of jam so you can get the process down before delving into big batches of veggies I’d suggest. The main stress for me is always keeping everything clean. I started years ago with batches of 8 quarts each, meats, sauces etc in a pressure canner so waterbath is nothing to me now. Start with jam because it’s less important to get it into the jars quickly and germ free….that’s my advise. Really once you learn the process, it just repeats itself for everything else so it’s not that bad. If you get into it and need help you always have someone to ask now ;)
      Thanks Annie.

  2. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

    It was super easy and Super tangy. I use Agar Agar in my jams now which is Fabulous at thickening. I add it (about 3 Tbs. of flakes) right near the end after the fruit is reduced down but still runny. Thanks Somer :)

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