It’s that time of year again – Seville Oranges in the market, long evenings of darkness and the need for something to perk us up.
This simple uncooked recipe makes a lovely fresh citrus conserve with a wide variety of uses: on toast, plain yoghurt, cakes or desserts; to sharpen up a savoury sauce; or take a jar to friends as an unexpected winter gift.
Makes approximately 8 x 350 ml Jars
3 Seville Oranges
2 Large Oranges
1 Pink Grapefruit
1.5 kg Caster Sugar
Wash and dry the whole fruits.
Weigh all the fruit together – it should be around 2kg.
Cut the citrus fruits into large pieces and remove all the pips.
Place half the fruit into a food processor, blitz to a textured chunky pulp (not liquid), then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Repeat with the remaining fruit.
Check the sugar weight. The sugar should be ¾ of the original fruit weight.
Mix the sugar into the pulped fruit.
Spoon the mixture into sterilised jam jars, seal the lids and store in the fridge.
Unlike a traditional cooked marmalade this raw marmalade will keep for up to 4 weeks unless frozen.
Sterilising jars before use is essential for all jam, preserve, pickles or conserves.
Place clean, dry jars and lids upside down on a baking tray and heat in the oven at 180°C for 20 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool before use.
© The Gladwin Family