January 4th, 2010

When life gives you oranges, make Orange Brandy Marmalade

Winter is the season of citrus; wooden crates of clementines, mountains of navel oranges, all bright, juicy and packed with vitamin C. But what to do when you have enough oranges to save a ship full of sailors from scurvy? Make Marmalade.

 

I used Ina Garten’s recipe and added half a cup of brandy at the end. This was inspired by the great marmalade we brought back from Ireland. I really liked this recipe; it’s a sweet marmalade, but there is a complexity from the bitterness of the pith and a kick of brandy at the finish.

 

Make sure to slice the oranges as thin as possible, and then I would cut the half rounds in to quarters. This recipe makes quite a lot, so make sure you have enough canning jars.

 

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