Make your very own Three Fruit Marmalade with this free step-by-step recipe! Marmalade is a fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits, boiled with sugar and water… Lovely on toast or fresh bread!


4 lemons (500g)
2 grapefruits (500g)
3 sweet oranges (500g)
1 muslin cloth
3 litres water
8 cups sugar

  • Wash the fruit thoroughly. 
  • Using a potato peeler, thinly peel the outer rind of your citrus fruits and place in the bowl of a food processor with a stainless-steel blade.
  • Work over the processor to catch juices, peel white pith from fruit and place pith on top of a muslin cloth and set aside.
  • Halve the fruits and remove pips.
  • Place the pips with pith in muslin cloth. Tie the pith and pips inside the muslin cloth.
  • Roughly chop the fruit’s flesh and rind in the food processor.
  • Place the chopped fruit, water and muslin ‘bag’ into a large, shallow preserving pan or a large, wide saucepan with a solid base.
  • Simmer for about 1 hour or until peel is tender.
  • Remove muslin ‘bag’ and place between 2 plates and squeeze juices into marmalade. Discard the bag.
  • Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Bring mixture to the boil and boil rapidly for about 1 hour without a lid, stirring regularly until setting point is reached (see below).
  • Remove from heat and allow to stand for a few minutes.
  • Ladle into sterilised jars and seal.
  • Turn bottles upside down to sterilise lids.
How to test setting point:
  • Place a side plate in the freezer.
  • Spoon a little of the syrup onto the chilled side plate and leave to cool.
  • If the syrup forms a skin that wrinkles when pushed with your finger the marmalade is ready.
  • Boil the syrup again if the marmalade isn’t set yet and test again.

This recipe makes a slightly bitter marmalade, if you prefer something a little sweeter then replace one of the grapefruits with two oranges.

Makes about 7 x 400ml jars


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