Finally the orange jam with Sicilian oranges. When I was given from friends a tape to 10 kg oranges of Ribera Dop I couldn't help but wonder how I would have been able to consume in a short time. Collections and shipped within 48 hours, the oranges were Brill, juicy, brilliant. The word ' jam’ was the first to pass through me, the mind, one way to maintain these Splendors of nature. I decided to use the recipe of the vate of Italian cuisine: Pellegrino Artusi. Is, since this has always been one of the most loved recipes of the blog, I took new pictures and shot the VIDEO RECIPE STEP BY STEP that many of you have asked me.
And here, then, my Sicilian orange jam, made with the pulp and rind, following the recipe Artusi: 2 kilos of oranges I got 8 wonderful jam jars Sicilian orange 600 grams each. Perfect for filling sweets like ROLL WITH CREAM AND ORANGE JAM and tarts, it's great on cookies or rusks too.
My tips for perfect orange jam
Use only organic oranges, untreated: that's because you have to use the peels, that give the jam a more rustic look and texture. And much more taste. You can use both Navel oranges, both red oranges. Do not shorten the soaking times in water and remember to change the water twice a day, because in this way the oranges will lose the bitter content in the albedo (the white part adherent to the peel). The dose of sugar, equal weight compared to oranges, can be decreased by about 25% if the oranges are not too hot, without the taste or shelf life of the jam.
I like orange jam dark, dense and slightly caramelized, but if you prefer softer just cook the jam for 15-20 minutes less. Don't forget to sterilize the jars following the instructions of the Ministry of Health, as I do in the VIDEO RECIPE. You can follow the same procedure for mandarin or clementine jam, reducing the amount of sugar by 30% according to the sweetness of the fruits. Do not forget to have a look at all my RECIPES WITH ORANGES, sweet and savory, how wonderful UPSIDE DOWN CAKE WITH ORANGES. or CARROTS PIE, ALMOND AND ORANGES, a stretcher’ giant size. And have fun trying my OF JAMS RECIPES to be enjoyed all year round. Have a good day!
ORANGE JAM (doses for 8 jars of 600 grams approximately)Print This
- 2 kilos of untreated organic oranges (you'll need about 2,5 kilos considering that then you will have to remove the extremities and albedo of the peels)
- 2 kilos of caster sugar
- 500 milliliters of water
- the juice of a lemon
- Retrieved, Bourbon vanilla powder or berry (Optional)
- 50 ml rum
To prepare the orange marmalade, wash the fruit carefully. and eliminate petiole and leaves. Prick oranges with the tines of a fork, not too deep, as you see in VIDEO RECIPE. Put them in water for three days in a basin of water. Change the water twice a day: every morning and every evening. I suggest you hold the oranges in a room where there is no heating. Staying in the water will cause the oranges to lose their bitter aftertaste and you can make the jam using the zest. On the fourth day, eliminate the ends of oranges, cut the fruits into slices and then into coarse pieces.
With a sharp knife, remove the white part of the skins (Albedo) and cut the peels a lot, very finely, as you see in VIDEO RECIPE.
Weigh the oranges and peels and put them in a very large pot. You need to know the weight because later you will have to add the same amount of sugar. If oranges were particularly sweet, you can reduce sugar by 25%. Add the water and bring to a boil: boil over high heat and, after 15 minutes, combine equal amounts of sugar at the same weight than oranges. Add the lemon juice and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
Lower the heat and cook the jam, stirring it every 20 minutes, over medium heat. After about two hours, the jam will be denser, glossy and dark. At the end of cooking combine the vanilla and rum. When the jam starts foaming, will be ready. Anyway, to check the cooking status of the jam, put on a plate a few drops of jam, as you see in VIDEO RECIPE. Let cool for a few seconds, inclinate il piatto e se la marmellata sarà abbastanza densa non scivolerà via con facilità. I like the jam rather firm, ma se la preferite più morbida, potete ridurre il tempo di cottura a un’ora e 30 minuti circa.
STERILIZZARE I VASETTI: When making a jam, to keep it safely it is necessary to sterilize the jars first. I advise you to buy them new, because they give you a much higher cap hold, o comunque di sostituire almeno i tappi. Wash the jars and caps under l & #8217; water, put them in a pot and fill it with water, so that even the jars are filled and should be thoroughly. Bring the water to a boil and continue over medium heat for at least 30 minutes. Remove the jars and caps with Tongs and put them to drain upside down on a cloth of cotton, Obviously spotless. Il procedimento completo è nella VIDEO RECIPE.
When the marmalade is ready, spegnere il fuoco e versare la marmellata bollente nei vasetti, riempiendoli fino a mezzo centimetro dal bordo. Close the jars with care, flip it over, and lay them on a plane. Allow to cool, without moving them or touch them, all night. The heat will create a vacuum that will seal the jars. Like this, potrete conservare la marmellata di arance siciliane per circa un anno. Buona colazione!