My mixed fruit marmalade

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chrissie B

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My mixed fruit marmalade
« on: August 25, 2020, 13:41 »
Never get good marmalade so I use the tin of concentrate and add stuff to that but felt it was time to try without the time n I chose the simplest recipe it had grapefruit lemon and lime tasted lovley but it's very sweet and syrupy and yet some jars set and others didn't.
Ideas please and can it be salvaged

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Re: My mixed fruit marmalade
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 13:58 »
What recipe did you use, because Marmalade usually sets easily, perhaps you didn't boil it for long enough.
Did you test it for set on a saucer before putting it in the jars?
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Re: My mixed fruit marmalade
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 08:43 »
I followed the recipe to the letter soaked the sliced fruit over night simmered to reduce the fluid and then brought to the boil and let it go for 50 mins .
It's so sweet and the peel is suspended
Can I reduce the sweetness .

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Re: My mixed fruit marmalade
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 09:05 »
I followed the recipe to the letter soaked the sliced fruit over night simmered to reduce the fluid and then brought to the boil and let it go for 50 mins .
It's so sweet and the peel is suspended
Can I reduce the sweetness .

Chrissie b
Boiling for a set time doesn't guarantee setting point is reached, it you didn't test it - as some of your jars showed.
The only way to reduce the sweetness is by adding more cooked, unsweetened, fruit and boiling it all up again, gently. This time you will need to test for set as you'll have altered the proportions of the recipe.

Other than that use it to make a Sticky Orange Marmalade Cake
https://fussfreeflavours.com/recipe-sticky-orange-marmalade-cake/
 



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