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Granny's Marmalade

Granny lived most of her adult life in Dundee and was famous for her Dundee Marmalade. She was making marmalade on the day that she died - the fruit and the sugar were all weighed out and the jars were ready.  The following day my Mum finished the marmalade in her honour and family members all received a jar at the funeral.  I have a copy of Granny's recipe in her handwriting and I use her old preserving pan.  Seville Oranges have a fairly short season so I adapted this recipe and substituted clementines for Christmas which worked just as well.

Preparation Time: 35m  Cooking Time 35 m (These were Granny's times, I think it takes longer!)

3lb seville oranges
3 lemons
3 sweet oranges
6 pints of water
6lb preserving sugar (but granulated sugar is fine)

Wash the fruit, put in a large preserving pan with the water and cover with a lid.  Bring to the boil and cook over a low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until the fruit presses easily.

Weigh the sugar…