Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Organic Grapefruit Thyme Marmalade Recipe

We have a beautiful grapefruit tree that produces more fruit than we can handle so I'm working on ways to put it to use.  Here is a fabulous grapefruit thyme marmalade recipe I came up with.  It is an unusual combination but oh so yummy!  Something about adding thyme makes it breakfast worthy but also gourmet appetizer worthy at the same time.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we are!

Grapefruit Thyme Marmalade:
  • 8 medium grapefruit.
  • 1 medium lemon.
  • Zest of lemon and 1/2 grapefruit.
  • 7.5 cups organic can sugar.
  • 1 medium apple.  I used Red Delicious.
  • 20-30 sprigs of thyme.  1 package if purchasing from market.
  • 8 8oz mason jars.
Peel and core apple and chop into small cubes.  Zest lemon and half of grapefruit.  Juice grapefruit and lemon by hand including as much pulp as possible without getting any white grapefruit rind.  Gently glide thyme leaves off stem.  Place all ingredients in a medium pot on stove on high heat and cook for approximately 40 minutes making sure not to burn bottom.  It will have a lot of liquid that needs to be cooked down so about 20 minutes into cooking check by placing a spoon full in the freezer to see if it sets when cooled.  If you want a thicker consistency and it's not cooking down you can add another apple.  The apple is replacing the need for processed pectin.  The grapefruit skin also has pectic and will help it set as well as help lower your cholesterol......just thought I'd throw that in. 

Spoon into sterilized jars and bathe in boiling water for approximately 12 minutes.  Listen for jars to pop after pulling them out.  If a jar doesn't seal than place in fridge to be used. 

I would love to hear how your Grapefruit Thyme Marmalade turns out! 



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2 comments:

  1. THIS IS A MUST TRY! I am so excited to find it because I have recently gone to an all organic lifestyle and organic jelly is expensive! I want to teach my kids that we can MAKE anything we can buy and they LOVE jelly! Thank you so much for sharing it at the Friday Follow Along Party at http://www.frugalfitfamily.com! I can not wait to try this!!

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