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Grapefruit Marmalade (Mum’s best & easiest!)

This is the best!  Even people who don’t like grapefruit marmalade fall in love with this one!

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can use any quantity of fruit – you just match it with the recommended quantities of water and sugar.

I love it on warm toast with butter and sprinkled with a little salt! Sounds strange but gives that ‘salted toffee’ flavour. Don’t knock it until you have tried it.  Also great on winter puddings and fantastic as a glaze on roast meat and ham.

My sister, Susie, is a fantastic jam maker (the best apricot, strawberry, fig jams!) and never overcooks her jam. I can’t compete! However – I beat her hands down with this recipe for grapefruit marmalade. The reason for this is that it is better when it is a bit ‘overcooked’ as it takes on more of a caramel flavour. Watch the brew and let it change colour to a really golden colour! Very subjective, I know! Do your best!

Method & Ingredients

  1. Wipe fruit and slice finely with skin on
  2. Measure 1 cup finely sliced fruit to 3 cups of cold water into saucepan
  3. Cover fruit and stand overnight
  4. Boil mix until skin is tender (test between fingers – around 45 mins.
  5. Measure again. Allow 1 cup of sugar to each cup of fruit & liquid
  6. Boil until it jells (foam changes colour to more golden) – test on plate that has been chilled in freezer
  7. Pour into sterilized jars. Cool, cover and label when cold.
All done!

All done!

"Hi Caroline,
This is such a lovely idea to put to use all the produce and food that might be getting wasted. One only has to look around at trees laden with fruit, with no signs of them being picked, to know the waste. Thanks for taking the initiative and doing this, we need to spread the word and get more people to join the sharing."

"Love the story. You should connect with Danielle at the Urban Co-op in Wittenoon Street East Perth."
Big Al