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 Orange Marmalade


                            4 oranges
                            2 lemons
                            2 1/2 cups water
                            1/8 teaspoon baking soda
                            1 package Pectin
                            6 cups sugar
                            1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

                            Remove peel from oranges and lemons, reserve fruit. Scrape off white pith and discard. Thinly slice peel.
                            In a medium saucepot, combine orange and lemon peel, water and baking soda. Bring to a boil, reduce
                            heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Remove seeds and any white membrane from oranges and
                            lemons. Finely chop fruit. Add fruit to peel and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10
                            minutes. Measure five cups of prepared fruit. Combine prepared fruit and pectin in a large saucepot.
                            Bring to a rolling boil. Stir in sugar and nutmeg; return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring
                            constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Stir for five minutes. Carefully ladle hot
                            marmalade into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rim clean. Place lid on jar with sealing
                            compound next to glass. Screw band down evenly and firmly just until a point of resistance is met -
                            fingertip tight.

                            Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
                            Yield: about 6 half-pints.

                            Note: To get the slightly sweet, slightly bitter taste of a traditional orange marmalade, use a variety with
                            a more sour taste, such as a Seville.

                            For altitude adjustment increase processing as indicated below:
                            1,001 – 3,000 ft………...5 minutes
                            3,001 – 6,000 ft……….10 minutes
                            6,001 – 8,000 ft……….15 minutes
                            8,001 – 10,000 ft……...20 minutes

                             Miriams Mom