ORANGE, LEMON & LIME JELLY

This recipe is taken from Marks & Spencer’s Home Preserves cookery book (a variation of Orange & Thyme Jelly)

Ingredients
16 oranges (2kgs)
10 lemons (1kg)
7 limes (600g)
3.6L wáter
aprox. 2.8kgs sugar

Couple small plates or dishes in the freezer

Method
Wash the fruit and cut up into small pieces.  Place in a large pan and pour over the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 1hr or until the fruit is soft.
Orange, lemon and lime jelly, jun2016, 2Orange, lemon and lime jelly, jun2016, 1Orange, lemon and lime jelly, jun2016, 5Orange, lemon and lime jelly, jun2016, 4Orange, lemon and lime jelly, jun2016, 3Orange, lemon & lime jelly

Strain through a jelly bag (I haven’t got one of these, so I just use a large square of muslim) and leave to drip for at least 2 hours or overnight (I leave mine overnight).
Orange, lemon & lime jelly Orange, lemon & lime jelly

Measure the juice (I got 3L 450ml), pour into a large pan and bring to the boil.  Now add 500g sugar for every 600ml juice (3,450 divided by 600 = 5.75, therefore 500g sugar x 5.75 = 2.875g sugar). Heat gently, stirring until the sugar is disolved.  Bring to the boil, then boil rapidly until setting point is reached (15-20mins), removing any scum immediately.  I check the setting point by dripping a small amount of liquid onto the small plate or dish taken directly from the freezer – in a few seconds it should be kind of sticky when touched.
Orange, lemon & lime jellyOrange, lemon & lime jelly Orange, lemon & lime jelly

Pour into the prepared jars (I take mine straight out of the dishwasher whilst still hot), seal and allow to cool.  Label and store.
Orange, lemon & lime jellyOrange, lemon & lime jelly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s