INGREDIENT . .5 cups granulated sugar or vanilla sugar
PROCEDURES . . To prepare vanilla sugar, put the 5 cups of sugar in a large bowl . .
PROCEDURES . . Slice two vanilla beans down the side and scrape seeds into the sugar.
PROCEDURES . . Bury the pods in the sugar, cover tightly, and let stand for at least 2 days, stirring a few times. Remove the pods and use the sugar in the recipe.
PROCEDURES . .Put lemon juice in a 6- to 8- quart stainless steel or enamel-lined (with no chips) pan.
PROCEDURES . .As you chop the pears, measure them into the lemon juice and toss to coat, so they wont turn color.
PROCEDURES . .Combine the pectin with 1/4 cup of the sugar and stir into the pear mixture.
PROCEDURES . .Add the butter, if using. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
PROCEDURES . .Gradually add the vanilla sugar, stirring constantly. Bring back to a full rolling boil and continue boiling, stirring, for 1 full minute.
PROCEDURES . . Skim foam and ladle into the hot prepared jars, leaving 1/4- inch headspace.
PROCEDURES . .Wipe rims of jars with a damp towel and fit with the hot prepared lids. Screw on bands to fingertip tightness. Do not over tighten.
PROCEDURES . . Lower the filled jars into the hot water, adding more water if needed to bring it at least 1 inch above the jar tops and cover the pan.
PROCEDURES . . Bringto a full boil and continue boiling for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and turn off the heat. Let the jars stay in the hot water for 5 minutes before removing to a towel or rack. Makes 6 half-pint jars.
PROCEDURES . . Wash the oranges once or twice and dry them with a kitchen towel. Avoid using damaged or rotten oranges. Cut the oranges into equal halves and using a juice-maker squeeze out the juice. You get approximately 2 cups of orange juice from 12 oranges.
PROCEDURES . . Squeeze out the juice from the regular lemon and add it to the orange juice. Cut the Meyer lemons lengthwise and remove the seeds and the inner membrane. Now cut the regular lemon into small triangular pieces.
PROCEDURES . . In a thick-bottomed vessel/pan, pour the combination of lemon and orange juice. Add water and the pieces of Meyer lemon and oranges. Now slowly drop the muslin jelly bag into the pan and allow it to boil for ½ hour. Remove the muslin bag and allow it to cool.
PROCEDURES . . You would have approximately 4 to 5 cups of juice. To this add 4 cups of sugar and mix well and reduce the flame. By now the muslin bag would have cooled down. Squeeze out the juice from it. This is known as pectin. Add this to the orange mixture.
PROCEDURES . . Fill a clean glass with water and drop a spoon of marmalade into it. if it does not dissolve in the water, it means the marmalade is ready. You could use a candy thermometer also.
INGREDIENTS . .8 cups thinly sliced tart apples, about 3 lbs
PROCEDURES . . Wash, peel, quarter, and core apples. Slice thin and measure 8 cups (2 quarts). Quarter the orange, remove seeds; slice very thin. To make marmalade.
PROCEDURES . . Heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
PROCEDURES . . Add the lemon juice and fruit. Boil rapidly, stirring constantly, to 9 degrees F. above the boiling point of water at your altitude, or until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat; skim off foam.
PROCEDURES . . Pour immediately into hot, sterile canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Seal. Process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.