Friday, May 16, 2014

Orange Marmalade with Peach Schnapps

That a pain it is to make this one. I had no idea. First you have to fine grate the orange zest then get the fruit out without the white membrane.

2 1/2 pounds thin skinned oranges (1/2 a 5 lb bag)
5 1/5 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 oz peach schnapps
2 envelopes liquid fruit pectin (1 package)

Grate a fine zest off the oranges. Then, I found it easiest to cut the orange in half the cut around the outside if the rim of the orange down 2/3's of the way the digging your fingers in from the center and work your fingers down and out by the outside of the orange. Then go around and juice the orange and dig out any extra bits of orange. believe me I tried everything at it was by far the best and fasted way to remove the orange insides.

Add everything but the peach schnapps and the fruit pectin. Bring that to a boil and then low boil it for 30 minutes stirring often and watch it closely.

Add the peach schnapps and the fruit pectin and cook 5 minutes

See note below *

Ladle into hot jars actually makes 8 plus jars but i only had seven ready so the last I put into the fridge.

boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

*NOTE: get your jars ready and your boiling water bath. I found it easiest to after I wash and rinse the jars to just set in the boiling water bath and bring that to a boil until I am ready to can. I have had a 100% seal rate since I started this.

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