Friday, 8 August 2014


Marmajam making.  I made this Sunday afternoon after soaking the fruit all day (the recipe says to soak overnight).  It has the consistency of a jam with the tartness and slithers of fruit like a marmalade.

I used oranges and grapefruit from the trees over the fence although you can use any fruit you like.  I was thinking lemon and lime for the next batch.

This recipe is delicious and is perfect on toast with a cup of tea although you will find yourself eating it by the spoonful straight from the jar!

Orange and Grapefruit Marmajam

You will need:

4 lb (1.8kg) fruit - Grapefruit and Orange
Rind of 1 lemon
12 cups water
8 lb (3.6kg) sugar
Pinch of salt


Slice fruit extremely finely.  Put in pot with rind and water and leave to soak overnight. 

Place on heat and bring to the boil, then simmer until the fruit skin is very soft.

Gradually add sugar and bring to the boil again.  Boil only until the mixture sets when  tested (use a cold plate to do this).

Add salt before pouring into sterilised jars.

I removed a lot of the rind before doing the final boil as the mixture seemed really chunky.  I like the marmajam with just a small amount of slithered rind in each jar.



  1. ooh looks lovely, and quite easy to do from your recipe. Lemon and lime would be delicious. T x

  2. Marmajam! What a great name, and concept X

  3. Lucky you, having a access to fresh grapefruit and oranges! I must talk to my husband about emigration. x

  4. Looks divine and I'm sure it tastes divine too :)

  5. very clever and very yummy!

  6. Pinning it right now pal! Thanks for sharing this sounds and looks amazing!!!! Have a great weekend! Nicole xo

  7. oooo this looks yum and def worth a try! thanks for sharing Elaina! x

  8. Umm looks yummy and so simple even a terrible cook like me might be able to manage it!

  9. I am not really a fan of marmalade, but this looks really nice! How great that you can just pick your own citrus fruit to use, that must be lovely. xx


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