Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tangerine Jelly

Time for another canning recipe! This time, brilliant orangeness with tangerine jelly. If you like orange marmelade, you will like this. It has layers of flavor as well as a brilliant, almost glowing orange color.

I have discovered as well that I think I like working with powdered pectin better than I do the liquid pectin. Sets up much nicer.

This is a Recipezaar recipe, posted by DiB's.

Tangerine Jelly
I got 6 half-pints, plus almost enough for another

6 cups chopped tangerines, pulp, around 4 lb
1 cup chopped lemon, pulp (2-3 large lemons)
1/2 cup thinly sliced tangerine peel (about 4 tangerines)
1 cup water
1 (1-3/4 ounce) package dry pectin
5 cups white sugar

Now, tangerines are usually only found around here at Christmas time. So, instead I found a lovely bottle of tangerine juice that I used. I did chop up about 4 oranges and the lemon and used orange peel and it worked great. You need 4 cups of juice and the bottle was a quart, so perfect!

Combine pulps, peel and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain juice through a damp jelly bag. Measure 4 cups of juice. Combined the juice and powered pectin in a large pan. Over high heat bring to a boil. Add sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute. Ladle hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath canner.

Voila! Day-Glo jelly!

For those of you who read Jan Bennett's blog - next week I am posting a red onion marmelade recipe! (She posted about an appetizer using red onion jam!)


nicisme said...

Nice coloured jam! Looks like summer.

Cheryl said...

That looks amazing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This sounds delicious and looks even better! I haven't made jelly in forever but I'd love to. My mother used to make the best plum jelly ever. Blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

Man, you sure are making some yummy sounding stuff!! I am saving your recipes!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Just itchin' for an English muffin with butter dripping in the nooks and crannies. . . . and some of this jelly!!!! Boy does that look good!!!!! Cora

Marie said...

Beautiful looking jelly Raquel! I bet it tastes fab!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

The color on that looks great! I wish I'd done something like this when it was citrus season around here

Angela said...

Looks delicious Raquel, I found a tangerine marmalade in Aldi's and it was really good. The jars are lovely with the detail on them too.

Jan said...

Good job, Raquel. I love marmalade, so I'm sure this would go down well too.