lime and orange marmalade

If I could choose one thing to successfully grow I would have a lime tree.

A happy one that just insisted on giving and giving with lime after lime.

Yes, that’s what I’d have. No lime tree here, but I do have the occasional access to a short stumpy happy lime tree that gives up plump juicy limes just begging to be picked. Actually the limes didn’t have a choice, plucked from their leafy foliage, and slung into a box rather unceremoniously. I had marmalade on my mind as my stocks were low after last years batch of Cumquat and Lime Marmalade and I needed my citrus fix.

Lime and Orange Marmalade

limes thinly sliced

oranges peeled (I only used the flesh, not the skin)

chopped fruit in a bowl, (I used half orange, half lime) water just over the top, and soaked over night

weigh it all, and equal amount in sugar

cooked up, until marmalade passes the saucer test.

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32 thoughts on “lime and orange marmalade

  1. Oh, you! You and your wonderful photos, your delicious recipes, your warming words… I wish you were my sister and would come to bring me such goodies whilst I am recovering!!

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    • B, I would in heart beat! Let me think what I’d put in my hamper….
      a jar of this marmalade, a loaf of sourdough, some star biscuits, some fresh pasta, and some soup. (Everyone needs soup when they recovering…) Oh and a slab of Whittakers dark almond chocolate because that’s delicious and everyone needs to taste just how delicious.
      Heal well!

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  2. What gorgeous jars of marmalade – quite inspiring really. I have a lemon tree and a stunted, struggling orange tree. Might just have to see what I can come up with.

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  3. Our lime tree has produced fruit for the first time since we got it – and I am stumped for lime recipes – such a shame – but it is a joy to have the limes growing even though they are not endless – your marmalade sounds lovely – though I don’t think we have that many limes for such things

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  4. I’d love a lime tree too…and a really good lemon tree. No success there (other than a ridiculously successful kaffir lime tree that is doing its best to reach for the sky and produces tons of limes in the process – not very useful limes though). My brother had a wonderful lime tree and he brings over bags of limes when he visits. I am always grateful but also feel a twinge of jealousy when I see those wonderful limes!

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    • Ah, but kaffir lime leaves, now that would be a happy thing to have in the backyard as well! I can get a stash of them from my dad now and then, but to have a tree that is inclined to reach skyward, now that would be good.

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  5. Agree, limes are one of the things I wish we could grow over here. Avocados would top that, but only just. How wonderful you get access to fresh ones occasionally. Marmalade sounds lovely and I like the slithers of green standing out amongst the orange.

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  6. Delish! And so pretty too! I don’t think it is warm enough here to grow limes, but we do get plenty of berries – and they are just coming in to season! I can’t wait to start jamming again!

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