Blood Orange (Moro) Marmalade
Makes about 4-250mL jars
1. Using a sharp knife, trim the top and bottoms from the oranges. Remove the peel and place in a large stainless steel saucepan with a generous amount of water (to cover). Bring to a boil over medium-low heat and let boil for about 10 minutes. Drain. Cover with fresh water and return to a boil. Boil for another 10 minutes until the peel starts to become soft. Drain.
2. Scrape the white pith from the peel with a spoon and discard. Cut the peel into strips and place in saucepan. Segment the oranges over the saucepan to catch any juices. Squeeze the membrane to remove as much juice as possible. Discard seeds and membrane.
3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, making sure to stir occasionally. Reduce heat and gently boil, stirring occasionally until the peel becomes soft – about 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, prepare the canner, jars and lids.
5. Increase the heat on the marmalade back to medium-high. Slowly stir in the sugar while maintaining boil. Boil for 12 minutes, or until your thermometer registers approximately 220F.
6. Do the plate test (Pour a small amount of jam – about a tsp onto a chilled plate. Chill in the freezer for a minute. Push the jam – if it wrinkles at the surface…it’s ready)
7. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
8. Ladle marmalade into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rims, center lid and screw band down until finger-tip tight. Place jars into canner and process for 10 minutes. Let stand in canner for 5 minutes. Remove jars from canner and cool.