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Monday, June 15, 2020

Fresh Tangerine Marmalade, a small batch recipe, no canning required.

If you enjoy orange marmalade from the store, you will love this delicious Fresh Tangerine Marmalade! And the best part, there is no canning. Only 5 ingredients and a bit of time, are all you need for a jar of citrus marmalade to enjoy!

Our small-batch recipe for Fresh Tangerine Marmalade cooks up quickly,  and once cooked all you have to do is cap the jar with a lid and keep it in the fridge! I look forward to the citrus harvest each year. Having fresh citrus of all kinds available is one of the bright spots of winter! And I always make a batch of this tangerine marmalade to enjoy. 

I often wait until winter to make several of my favorite jams, because they also contain citrus. I had come across a simple recipe years ago for a tangerine jam. So when we picked up the first bag of tangerines for the season I decided to try my hand at a very simple tangerine marmalade. It is all but gone now! This means it is time for another "batch" of this bright flavored marmalade. 

I love having a jar of Fresh Tangerine Marmalade in the refrigerator because it is called for in my favorite Welsh Tea Cake and Cherry Raisin Welsh Tea Cake. The next time you make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, add a spoonful for a burst of citrus flavor!  And try a spoonful in your next batch of brownies...

Citrus peel is full of pectin, so jams and marmalade made from citrus need no added pectin. This quick-cooking marmalade only calls for five ingredients. Also, it is low in sugar, with the volume of sugar being less than the volume of fruit. By the way, this small-batch Fresh Tangerine Marmalade also makes a great thank you gift. 

Wondering about the differences between jam and marmalade? I was so I looked it up, and according to jam is made with whole fruit, and marmalade is made from citrus. It is as simple as that...

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • tangerines
  • lemon or lime
  • sugar
  • salt
  • honey
You will also need the following:
  • medium-sized sauce-pan
  • stirring spoon
  • juicer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • cutting board
  • paring knife
Now we are ready to begin!

Easy and delicious Fresh Tangerine Marmalade, no canning required.

Fresh Tangerine Marmalade
by the seat of my pants!

4 large tangerines, or the equivalent of smaller fruit
juice of one lime or one lemon
1/8 t salt
1 c sugar
1 T honey

Simmer citrus fruit to remove the wax coating, for Small-Batch Tangerine Marmalade.

If your tangerines are waxed (and most are, except for homegrown) bring a pan of water to a boil, add tangerines, simmer 3 to 5 minutes, drain and let cool. 

Small Batch Fresh Tangerine Marmalade.

When cool, cut in quarters and chop finely in a food processor. 

Use your processor to chop tangerines for Fresh Tangerine Marmalade.

You may also use an old-fashioned hand-crank food and meat grinder. 

How to make Fresh Small-Batch Tangerine Marmalade.

If you find some large pieces of rind, and I always do, simply snip them into smaller pieces with a pair of scissors. 

Combine chopped fruit with the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 18-20 minutes, stirring often to prevent scorching.

Fresh Tangerine Marmalade, cook, jar up, and keep in the fridge.

Transfer jam to a one-pint size jar. Let cool, attach a cap/lid, and store in the refrigerator. 

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