How to make Seville orange marmalade
Seville orange marmalade is a traditional preserve made from the bitter Seville oranges, which are in season during December and January. Here is a basic recipe for making Seville orange marmalade:
- 1.5 kg Seville oranges
- 2 lemons
- 1 kg granulated sugar
Wash the oranges and lemons thoroughly and cut them into quarters. Remove any seeds and discard the pith.
Cut the fruit into thin slices or chop it roughly, depending on your preference.
Place the fruit and any juice in a large preserving pan or a heavy-bottomed pot. Add enough water to just cover the fruit.
Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 2 hours or until the fruit is very soft and the liquid has thickened.
Add the sugar to the pan and stir until it has dissolved. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
Boil for about 20-25 minutes or until the marmalade reaches the setting point. To test, place a small amount of marmalade on a plate and put it in the fridge for a few minutes. If it wrinkles when you push it with your finger, it's ready.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the marmalade to cool for a few minutes. Skim off any foam that has risen to the surface.
Pour the marmalade into sterilized jars and seal them while still hot.
Let the jars cool completely before labelling and storing them in a cool, dark place.
This recipe can be adjusted to your taste and you can add more or less sugar.
When they're in season you can buy Seville oranges online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).