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How to Make Marmalade

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Citrus Marmalade

Citrus Marmalade

Photo © Molly Watson

The delicious candied, jellied citrus zest that is homemade marmalade isn't come by without a bit of work. Most of it is rather pleasant if you like to be in the kitchen, however, and the results are divine.

Before you start, click through the steps (17 looks like a lot, I know, but I've included pictures of each and every step so you'll know what to look for along the way) to familiarize yourself with the process. If you've never canned anything before, you will also want to check out these 10 Steps to Easy Home Canning.

After preparing yourself mentally, gather the ingredients:

  • 5 pounds of citrus fruits
  • 6 cups sugar

Then gather the equipment:

  • paring knife
  • 2 large bowls
  • large pot
  • cheesecloth
  • candy thermometer (not necessary, but helpful)
  • ladle
  • 3 pint jars with lids
  • canning kettle
  • jar rack (not necessary, but helpful)

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