Perfect consistency and tart-sweet flavor combine to make a luscious marmalade.
Normally one would never dream of mixing together Grapefruit, Oranges and Lemons, but then again who would have dreamed of blending together sweet and sour, the Chinese did it masterfully, or salt and vinegar which make great potato chips. At times clashing flavors can be melded together to create a delectable dish, in this case a Mixed Citrus Marmalade.
1.5 cups water
1/8 tsp. baking soda
5 cups (2 1/4 lbs.) sugar
1 pouch liquid pectin
Wash all fruit and thinly peel off rind with a vegetable peeler. Slice the rind into very thin strips.Place the sliced rind into a saucepan and add water and 1/8 tsp. baking soda . Bring to rolling boil.
Cover and simmer 20 minutes then drain.Cut off all remaining white membrane from the fruit.
Section and dice the fruits into a bowl then combine rind and fruit in measuring cup.It should be about 3 cups. If not- add enough orange juice to make up the amount.
Transfer to very large saucepan or Dutch oven and bring to boiling. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add sugar and mix well.
Bring to a full rolling boil Remove from heat and immediately stir in Fruit Jell Pectin.
Let stand 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Then ladle into hot jelly glasses or jars. ~ Pour 1/8 inch hot paraffin over tops. The marmalade should cling to sides of jars and contain no air bubbles.
Do not eat the Paraffin, it is for sealing purposes only
Cover with lids and store in cool, dark place.
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