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A Christmas Marmalade Recipe for you to make now!

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I know this is pumpkin spice and cranberry season, but since you’ll probably be drinking pumpkin spice coffee, tea and cocoa and eating pumpkin pie, cranberry flavored ice cream, pumpkin cake and cranberry muffins… do you really want pumpkin jam or cranberry jelly on your toast or biscuits too? Yeah, me either! What I was thinking was is that now would be a great time to can up small jars of preserves to give as gifts for Christmas this year.  So I searched out this Christmas Marmalade recipe that really sounds colorful and tasty.  It calls for candied cherries (maraschinos) which add a beautiful red speckled touch.  You could substitute half of the red cherries for the green colored ones to make it even more festive! Think how lovely these little jars will look with the lids wrapped with pretty paper and ribbon and how special this tasty gift will be for those you give to knowing that it is homemade with love by you!  So what are you waiting for?  Have some fun, save money on gift giving and make a lasting impression with gift jars of sweet Christmas marmalade! Christmas Marmalade Ingredients3 med sized oranges2 lemons1 1/2 cups cold water 1 bottle (6 oz) preserved ginger 6 cups granulated sugar1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped 1 pouch liquid pectin  Instructions Wash
oranges and lemons. Slice paper thin. Discard seeds. Put into large
kettle. Add water and bring to a boil. Turn down heat, cover and simmer
about 30 minutes, until rinds are tender and transparent. Stir
occasionally.Drain
ginger, saving syrup. Chop ginger finely. Add sugar, chopped ginger,
ginger syrup and cherries to orange-lemon mixture. Turn heat to high and
bring to a full, rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in pectin. Continue stirring and skimming for
5 minutes.Ladle
into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1⁄4 inch (0.5 cm) headspace. Wipe
rims and seal with two-piece canning lids. Process in a boiling water
canner for 5 minutes. Check seals and refrigerate any jars that are not
sealed.Makes about ten 8-oz (250 mL) jars. Add a personal touch with a custom label from my shop. Like this one.  Get yours HERE   

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