Sunday, 29 June 2014

Mandarin Lime Marmalade

Mandarin Lime Marmalade


1kg Mandarins, fruit and skin
3 cups vegan/organic sugar (600g)
2 limes, juice and zest or rind
3 cups water
1 packet pectin
1/2 -1 Tbls Agar powder


Remove mandarin pieces from skin, cut or puree if desired. I like whole fruit chunks in mine.
Slice the rind julienne or in small pieces as desired.
Zest lime and then juice (if you want julienne lime rind then juice first).
Add fruit, juice and rind to a container and refrigerate overnight.
When ready add water, sugar and fruit mix to a large pot and heat on low-medium until sugar has melted.
Turn heat to high and boil for 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium and add pectin mixing well.
Leave on a low-medium heat to simmer for around 1 hour.
When rind has softened add the agar powder and stir well for 5 minutes.
Jam should now start to thicken quickly.
Do a quick "setting test" by placing a teaspoon of jam on a glass or ceramic plate and refrigerating.
If jam sets within 5 minutes then the jam is ready for you to spoon into sterilized jars*.
Put on the lids lightly, do not tighten.
Once jam cools tighten lids.

*To sterilize jars make sure they have been thoroughly wash and dried then place in a medium oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool before spooning in mixture.

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