Sunday, February 15, 2009

Seville Oranges


Ladies and Gentlemen, Gather your "heavy to hold" Seville Oranges and Brace yourself! For a Marmalade extravaganza! Slice them up! Ohh so nice...

Juice those bad boys!

Slice the peels and piths into desired size. I like mine quite small and thin.
Place them in a non reactive container and cover them with the orange juice and 2.5L of water. Leave for 24 hours. Place the whole works into your pot and cook till peel is soft. About 2 hours. You will have lost about a 3rd of the liquid.

Next, add the lemon juice and sugar and cook to the setting point has been reached. About 20-30 minutes. ( see notes for tips)

Prepare your jars and break out a red strip to celebrate, your almost done!

When setting point has been reached, let it sit off the heat for 15 minutes, then pour into sterilized jars and seal! Drink your beer and go to bed cause you cant wait for breakfast!
The Fine Print

Makes 5-6x 460g jars
1kg Seville Oranges (washed)
75ml lemon juice (about 2-3 lemons)
2kg demarara sugar (cane) (I used red paths demarara "style" sugar for this recipe and the result was a rich caramelized molasses flavored preserve)
The setting point has been reached when your boiling liquid becomes a foamy mass and your thermo reads 220f (at sea level) You can also put a plate in the freezer and spoon a little on to check the strength of the gel. Remember, "good things come to those who wait" Meaning if its not setting, keep cooking that bugger down!


  1. I'm a fan of Tulips & Maple! Love their food, their cookbook. I just came back from Chelsea with a bottle of Les Fougeres seville marmalade. Have I missed Seville season in Ottawa? I'd love to follow your instructions and make my own. Shari@Whisk: a food blog (whiskfoodblog[at]gmail[dot]com)

  2. Hey, If i'm not miss taken, i'm pretty sure you can still get them at the superstore on richmond, produce depot on carling or lawblaws on woodroffe. Its been a week since i've looked. Good luck! Were ploughing through the marmalade here at my house! Its easy and fun to make.