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Ruby Red Grapefruit and Raspberry Marmalade Recipe | Pink Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe


Ruby red grapefruit and raspberry jam

This marmalade combines the tangy sweetness of ruby red grapefruit and the tartness of raspberries. It makes a unique spread for breakfast or afternoon tea. It's for those who like homemade preserves. The marmalade improves your cooking and makes a nice gift.


Pink Grapefruit Marmalade (Jam)


I love this marmalade! Marmalade does not have to be all sugar and sweetness. This one has the tangy bite of ruby red grapefruit with the sharp sweetness of raspberries. You should make this if you like marmalades. I have tested it on others, and it's been a hit.


Marmalade does not have to be all sugar and sweetness.

It balances the rich, citrus flavour of grapefruit with the lush taste of raspberries. It's a great way to elevate your favourite pastries, toast, or even savoury dishes. It adds a hint of natural sweetness and a touch of zest.


Adding ruby red grapefruit and raspberries to a marmalade is a refreshing twist on traditional recipes. This mix looks great in a jar. It also has vitamins and antioxidants, making it a healthier choice for your homemade spreads.


Creating this marmalade is a fantastic way to use up seasonal fruits. It can be a fun and rewarding kitchen project, allowing you to enjoy the fruits of your labour for weeks to come. Each spoonful offers a taste of homemade goodness.


Trying different fruit combinations can lead to surprises. This ruby red grapefruit and raspberry marmalade is a great example. Its bright, jewel-like colour stands out, and its robust flavour makes it a great addition to any pantry.


Low Sugar Option


If you prefer a less sweet marmalade, you can use less sugar in your recipe. This adjustment won’t affect the setting if you use fruit pectin. A low sugar version of grapefruit marmalade allows the natural tartness of the grapefruit to shine through, giving you a more tangy and robust flavour. It's a healthier option and still delicious on your morning toast.


Low Sugar Option


If you prefer a less sweet marmalade, you can use less sugar in your recipe. This adjustment won’t affect the setting if you use fruit pectin. A low sugar version of grapefruit marmalade allows the natural tartness of the grapefruit to shine through, giving you a more tangy and robust flavour. It's a healthier option and still delicious on your morning toast.


Grapefruit Marmalade


Grapefruit marmalade is a tasty way to enjoy the tangy flavour of grapefruit all year round. This recipe uses pink grapefruit. The grapefruit and the raspberries add a beautiful colour. To make the marmalade, wash the grapefruit and lemon. Then cut the grapefruit into slices and remove any seeds.


The rind of the grapefruit is high in pectin, which helps the marmalade set . Bring the fruit and water to the boil in a large pot, then reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer. Once the grapefruit is tender, add the sugar and stir until dissolved. After the mixture comes to a boil, maintain a full rolling boil for about 10 minutes. This grapefruit marmalade recipe is easy to follow. It results in a delicious, tangy marmalade that will keep well when stored properly.


Canning Method for Marmalade


Using a hot water bath canning method is a great way for preserving your grapefruit marmalade. After making the marmalade, sterilise your jars and lids to prevent any bacteria growth. Fill the jars, leaving a bit of headspace at the top, and seal them. Process the jars in a water bath for about 10 minutes. This step ensures your marmalade stays fresh and safe to eat for a longer period. There is an instructional video below on this method.


Benefits of Grapefruit Marmalade


Grapefruit marmalade has some health benefits. The grapefruit in the marmalade is high in vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants can can boost your immune system and improve your skin. The flavour of pink grapefruit adds a refreshing twist, making it an enjoyable way to add more citrus into your diet.


This tangy marmalade is perfect for those who love a zesty start to their day. You can experiment with different fruit combinations, like adding a hint of raspberry or lime for a unique twist. This way, your marmalade recipe stays exciting and new.


Raspberry and Grapefruit Marmalade Recipe 


Ingredients


  • 1 ruby red grapefruit (you can try other varieties)

  • 1 cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)

  • 2 cups sugar (jam or granulated sugar)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Directions


  1. Wash the ruby red grapefruit and raspberries thoroughly under cool running water.

  2. Cut the ruby red grapefruit in half and then cubes. Remove any piths and seeds.

  3. Add ruby red grapefruit, raspberries, and lemon juice to a blender. Pulse several times to break down the ruby red grapefruit into smaller pieces. This will make your marmalade smoother.

  4. In a large saucepan, combine the blended mix. Set the pan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

  5. Add the granulated sugar to the pan and stir well to combine. Keep the heat on low and continue simmering, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  6. Increase the heat to medium and let the marmalade mixture come to a rolling boil.

  7. Allow it to boil for about 15-20 minutes or until the marmalade reaches the desired consistency. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

  8. To check if the marmalade is ready, you can perform a "wrinkle test." Place a small amount of the marmalade on a chilled plate and let it cool for a moment. Push the marmalade gently with your finger; if it wrinkles and sets, it's ready. If not, continue cooking for a few more minutes and test again.

  9. Once the marmalade reaches the desired consistency, remove the saucepan from the heat. Carefully transfer the hot marmalade into clean, sterilized jars. Seal the jars tightly with lids and let them cool to room temperature.

  10. Store the ruby red grapefruit and raspberry marmalade in the refrigerator. It will keep for several weeks, and you can enjoy it on toast, scones, and pancakes, or use it as a filling for cakes and pastries.


There is more than one way to make a marmalade. Here America's Test Kitchen offers a fantastic method that I have now started to use.


Ruby red grapefruit and raspberry marmalade is something different and refreshing. If you are interested in knowing more about the pros and cons of eating grapefruit or berries, read my other articles: Why You Shouldn't and Should Eat Grapefruit or 14 Brilliant Benefits of Berries.



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