Homemade Grapefruit Marmelade is a flavourful and delicious treat on the breakfast table. This easy to make recipe is tangy, jelly, soft, and zesty. A delightful and healthy preserve to start your day right and on a pleasant note.
Besides the fact that I am a big fan of various baked treats, I am also addicted to experimenting with sauces, jams, and dressings. Citrus fruits can serve as the perfect core ingredients for any of these stuffs. Have a try of our finger-linking Peach Mandarin Gem and Keto Cranberry Sauce.
Another reason for my continuous research is my kids. They are wicked sweet-toothed. So, to convince them to eat fewer commercial treats, I have to surprise them with homemade delights every time. What about a good portion of refreshing Strawbery Basil Sorbet!?
Today my choice fell on bittersweet grapefruit. Whit its versatile flavor, it can be a great choice for a delicious marmalade recipe. Although it usually has a long preparation time, and the method may seem complicated, this marmalade is exotic and too tasty.
Marmalades always remind me of my grandma’s delicious and cozy breakfasts. Either strawberry, blueberries, or citrusy grapefruit, any of them are just perfect on a slice of bread or better freshly baked English Muffins greased with butter. Making different marmalade done at home is old but gold, as well as a great way to preserve winter’s bounty.
If you like citrus jams and marmalades, you should try this red grapefruit marmalade recipe. Besides, it looks great due to the grapefruit’s intense color, it also has a strong citrus taste. The citrus-flavored grapefruit marmalade, with the right amount of bitterness to match the sweetness.
What is the difference between marmalade and jam?
The main difference is that marmalade is a preserve made with citrus fruit, while jams are made from fruits. In most jams recipes, the pulp and juices of fruit are used, while the marmalade is made from whole fruit and the rind.
Can I use less sugar for marmalade?
I strongly do not recommend you to use less sugar for jams and marmalade. Sugar not only sweetens the marmalade, but it also has the role of preserving and gelling. It happened that I tried making marmalade by reducing sugar, and it results in a thick and dry jam. So, for the best result, follow the recipe as written.
Do I need any special equipment?
You do not need any special equipment to make this grapefruit marmalade recipe. The only thing that you may need is a large pot in case you a preparing a big batch of marmalade and few jars with a lid.
How to sterilize the jars for preserve?
If you like homemade preserves, as I do, you should always sterilize the jars and lids that you will store them in. Do not get scared hearing this because it is elementary to do. First, choose glass jars with an airtight metal lid. Then wash them with dishwashing solution and rise well. Send the jars in preheated the oven to 270 °F for 15-20 minutes.
Another method of sterilizing jars is to boil them in boiling water for 15 minutes.
How to make Grapefruit Marmalade?
This bright citrus-flavored grapefruit marmalade turned out perfectly this time. Because making jams and marmalade is usually a significant investment of time, I am always researching for new recipes that need fewer efforts. This marmalade recipe is relatively quick to make and does not require peeling fruits.
For today’s marmalade recipe, I have used a blend of grapefruit, lemons, and mints. You can use this recipe for any citrus fruit.
Wash and pat dry two big grapefruits and one lemon. Using a sharp knife, cut them into small slices and sent them to the pot. Add 1 ½ cups of sugar, ½ cup of water, and some mint twigs.
Bring the mixture uncovered to boiling, lower the heat, and simmer until the grapefruit peel soft enough to cut with a wooden spoon. The mixture should homogenize, and the syrup must thicken.
Once done, transfer the hot marmalade to sterilized jars and close with the lid. Let the marmalade cool completely at room temperature, and then move to a cool dark place.
Homemade Grapefruit Marmelade
- large pot
- 2 grapefruits
- 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- mint twigs
- Wash and pat dry two big grapefruits and one lemon. Using a sharp knife, cut them into small slices and sent them to the pot. Add 1 ½ cups of sugar, ½ cup of water, and some mint twigs.
- Bring the mixture uncovered to boiling, lower the heat, and simmer until the grapefruit peel soft enough to cut with a wooden spoon. The mixture should homogenize, and the syrup must thicken.
- Once done, transfer the hot marmalade to sterilized jars and close with the lid. Let the marmalade cool completely at room temperature, and then move to a cool dark place.