I thought this year I would try and post everyday for the next 25 days some of my favorite things (crafts, ornament making, recipes, and handmade gifts) about the holidays.
1st Day of Christmas
Making Orange Marmalade for family and friends. My son and I did this last year and everyone loved it so much we decided we need to make another batch again this year. Oranges are a little expensive this year but I found some nice ones on sale.
I love how the whole house smells like oranges and lemons while you are cooking. Orange marmalade is not as complicated to make as you might think.
- 10 oranges (peels thinly sliced, pulp chopped)
- 3 lemons thinly sliced
- 2 quarts Water
- 7 cups Sugar
- Add water to fruit and simmer 5 minutes.
Cover and let stand 12-18 hours in a cool place.
Cook rapidly until peel is tender, about 1 hour.
Measure fruit and liquid.
Alternate sugar with each cup of fruit mixture.
Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Cook rapidly, about 25 minutes.
When mixture begins to thicken, stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Pour hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.