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Strawberry-Orange Marmalade

May  eat me 2
Even though I'm not a big fan of jam, I like making it a lot. And I LOVE the idea of capturing some of the beauty of one season and saving it in a jar for another. We live in a wonderful place where the strawerry harvest and orange season overlap for just a bit. The orange really brightened up the deep red of the sweet strawberries and will remind me for months to come of these incredible bright May days. And it is much tastier than store-bought jam. 

STRAWBERRY-ORANGE MARMALADE

6 cups strawberries, washed, tops removed and quartered
4 thin-skinned oranges, sliced thinly than chopped into 1/4-1/2" pieces
2 lemons, sliced and chopped like oranges
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon butter
2 packages "certa" pectin (I am going to try "pomona" pectin next time which is supposed to gel without as much sugar)
6 cups sugar, divided

Place all ingredients except sugar in a large pot, bring to a rolling boil (one that is not fazed by stirring). Add half the sugar, mixing well, then bring to a boil again. Now add the rest of the sugar, bring to a rolling boil again - and boil while stirring for 3 minutes. 

Remove pot from stove, and ladle contents into sterilized jars, wipe rim, screw on sterilized lids and bands, and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. 

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vivienne

i am seriously drooling over this marmalade!
looks incredible!

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