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Low-sugar marmalade

Low-sugar marmalade

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Prep: 30 mins - 45 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Makes about 2.25kg/5lb
A healthy version of the classic breakfast preserve with an intense fruit flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal-
  • fat-
  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-
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Ingredients

  • 900g Seville orange

    Orange

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    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 600ml pure, unsweetened apple juice
  • 900g jam sugar (available in all large supermarkets)

    Sugar

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    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

Method

  1. Cut the oranges into thin slices. Remove the pips and tie them in a muslin bag. Place the orange slices in a preserving pan with the apple juice and the pips. Bring to the boil then simmer very gently for 30-40 minutes, or until the orange peel can be pierced easily with a fork. The mixture will be very thick, with little liquid.

  2. Add the jam sugar and stir over a low heat until it has completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Bring to a good rolling boil then bubble for 4 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and skim any scum from the surface. (To dissolve any excess scum, drop a small knob of butter on to the surface, and gently stir.)

  3. Remove the muslin bag and leave the marmalade to stand in the pan for 15 minutes to cool a little, and to allow the peel to settle; pot in sterilised jars, seal and label.

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Comments (3)

Paul852's picture

This is a HIGH sugar marmalade recipe surely, and should be labelled as such. Normal mamalade recipes match equal quantities of oranges with sugar, and the liquid used is water. As the liquid used in this recipe is apple juice - which is full of sugar - this recipe has a higher than average sugar content. Misleading indeed, and should be re-titled.

ballysheil's picture

Not sure how this would rate as a healthy recipe. Sugar content is similar to normal shop bought is it not?

nicolajones_20's picture
5

easy to make added ginger went down very well

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