Quick Citrus Marmalade

You will need

4 Oranges 
2 Lemons 
625 mL Water 2-1/2 cups
5/8 g Bicarbonate of Soda 1/8 tsp
90 g Ball® Jam Setting Mix 6 Tbsp with Pectin
1.2 kg Granulated sugar 6 cups
Butter, optional 1/4 tsp


1. Prepare waterbath preserving pot or stockpot and jars as directed in the Getting Started section.

2. Remove peel from oranges and lemons using a vegetable peeler. Set fruit aside. Thinly slice peel and combine with water and bicarbonate of soda in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes.

3. Remove seeds and any white membrane from oranges and lemons. Finely chop fruit. Add fruit to peel and return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Measure 1 kg (5 cups) prepared fruit.

4. Combine prepared fruit in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in Ball® Jam Setting Mix with Pectin. Add butter, if using. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.

5. Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.

6. Ladle hot marmalade into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 0.65 cm (1/4 in) headspace. Wipe rims. Centre lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.

7. Process filled jars in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove pot lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store up to 1 year.

Recipe courtesy of Ball