Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe

This tastes better than any marmalade you can buy, very fresh an fruity.

6 Grapefruit you can use either pink or yellow
1 kg granulated sugar approx

1. Wash the grapefruit under a cold tap and dry

2. Use a potato peeler to remove the zest in strips, I use the Y shape ones that you pull as I found it much easier than the straight ones.

3. Cut the zest strips into match stick size pieces, I found it was easier to use kitchen scissors.

4. Peel the remaining thick pith from the grapefruit. Make sure you do a good job getting rid of the white pith, because it tastes bitter.

5. Finely chop the segments and remove any pips. I used a food processor so as to retain as much juice as possible.

6. Measure the volume of grapefruit flesh and juice in a jug and add an equal amount of sugar to a large preserving pan along with the prepared zest. Bring to the boil stirring until the sugar has dissolved and boil rapidly for about 10/15 minutes until the marmalade sets when tested.

7. Spoon into sterilized warm jars.

I have made several batches of this due to getting a box of grapefruit from the market for £4 there were over 40 fruit in the box. For a nice variation to the flavour stir in a couple of shots of whiskey just before you start filling the jars, the alcohol will boil off but the flavour will remain. This marmalade will be a soft set and that is how I like it, if you prefer a firmer set then use jam sugar with added pectin.

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3 Responses to Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe

  1. igb says:

    Worked very nicely, thank you. And as your webpage assured me I was reading the recipe over IPv6, I could both make marmalade and prepare for the address exhaustion apocalypse at the same time…

  2. Ohsoso says:

    This is so easy and yeilds terrific results. This is a staple of my everyday and also doomsday storage cupboard.

  3. nia dop says:

    Hi Steve
    I followed this recipe yesterday – fist time I’ve ever made marmalade and it was lovely but I’m really confused about the lack of water? All other recipes say you need a couple of litres.. Is this right the way you’ve done it? It tasted good!!

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