Thursday, January 14, 2010

Orange-lime and kumquats jam

Dear all!! A while ago I started making my own jam as I somehow really like doing it. I am actually not a jam person and very rarely eat it in breakfast, but the whole process of making it has got something for me. S. isn’t complaining either as he loves jam. :-) Making your own jam isn’t very difficult, but it’s a lengthy process. Since it was a comfortable afternoon yesterday, I thought of finally using up some leftover oranges in making some jam. The whole house soon filled with a nice citrus smell. The jam turned out quite good and still has a slight tangy flavour.
Have a nice evening…!!

Makes 3 jars.


- 3 large oranges, halved and thinly sliced
- 3 limes, halved and thinly sliced
- 6-8 kumquats, sliced
- 4 cups cane sugar
- 1 large cinnamon stick
- 4-5 green cardamom pods
- 6 cups water


Place oranges, limes, kumquats, cinnamon stick, cardamom and water in a large pot, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn heat to low and stir in the sugar until completely dissolved. Take off heat, cover and let stand over night or for at least 8 hours.
Bring again to a boil over medium heat, turn heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 3 hours. Stir occasionally. Switch heat back to medium and boil for another 20-30 minutes.
In the meantime prepare your jam jars by rinsing them with hot water. Take jam off heat and remove cinnamon stick and cardamom pods. Fill into the prepared hot jars and close the lids.
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1 comment:

EA said...

Has anyone tried this yet; it looks great

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