Spring is finally here again and the sun begins to show what it’s made for. While we are waiting for our garden to go wild so we can harvest all the delicious berries – we are fortunate to have the finest citrus fruits at the greengrocer around the corner and our own lemon tree has also chosen to be generous.
Triple citrus marmalade tastes terrific and is one of our absolute marmalade favorites. Triple marmalade (or jam) just means you mix 3 fruits from your garden or the combinations you really like. You can play with lime, pomelo, mandarin, clementine, etc., and create your own favorite citrus triple. The combination of grapefruit, orange and lemon makes us particularly happy, and here is the recipe for this terrific triple:
Triple citrus marmalade
Pulp from 4 oranges
Pulp from 1 grapefruit
Pulp from 1 lemon
The peel from 2 organic oranges
The peel from ½ organic grapefruit
The peel from 1 organic lemon
The juice from half a lemon
3 dl of water
550 g of sugar (must be the same amount of sugar as the pulp/ingredients weighs)
Wash the oranges, lemon and grapefruit. Then grate or finely chop the peel of a lemon, two oranges and half a grapefruit. Then remove the peel and the white skin – so you are left with the pulp. Chop the pulp as fine as possible. Take a pan and add the citrus peel then cover it with water and cook the peel for about 5-10 minutes. Take a sieve and strain the water off the peel. Pour the peel in the pan again and add pulp, 3 dl of water and lemon juice and cook it for about 30 minutes. Now you weigh the mass, add the same amount of sugar and cook it for about 30 minutes more. Sometimes we weigh the mass before we boil it – but obviously some water will evaporate while boiling. A good idea is to start out with a little sugar and add along the way, if the jam is not sufficiently sweet. Remember to test the consistency of your jam along the way.