Moore’s Irish Whiskey Marmalade

This recipe has gone down exceptionally well with family and friends. Be generous with your Moore’s Irish Whiskey – an extra tablespoon on top of the poured jars gives a fantastic aroma when you open the jars. This recipe makes about 4 to 5 jars.

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Ingredients

6 Oranges

1 Juice of one whole lemon

1l Water (warm)

1kg Granulated Sugar

100mls Moore’s Irish Whiskey

 

Method:

Step 1:

To sterilise jars, wash with very hot water. Place the jars on a baking tray and slide into an oven (160˚C, fan 140˚C, gas mark 3, 325˚F) for 10-15 minutes. Keep them warm until filled with the marmalade.

Step 2:

Slice the oranges in quarters. Scoop out the flesh leaving as much of the pith as you can behind. Do this over a bowl to collect any juice. Reserve the orange peels. Put the orange flesh, juice and pips in a food processor and blend until smooth

Step 3:

Depending on whether you prefer a clear or cloudy marmalade, push the purée through a sieve into a preserving pan or large heavy-based saucepan. This is optional – having the ‘bits’ can be just as nice.

Grate the peels of your oranges until you have the required amount of rind. I used a small amount of lemon rind for an extra citrus kick. Add these to the pan. Pour in the lemon juice and water.

Step 4:

Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the mixture has reduced by half.

Step 5:

Reduce the heat to low and add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved. Boil for about 10 minutes, skimming off any froth on the surface.

Step 6:

After 10 minutes, spoon a little of the marmalade onto a very cold plate and place in the fridge. If it sets to a jelly the marmalade is cooked. If necessary, cook for a further 5-10 minutes and test again. Add the whiskey.

Step 7:

Allow the marmalade to cool slightly, then pour into the sterilised jars. I added an extra tbsp of Whiskey to the top of every jar at this point- for the aroma when you open them. Leave to set.

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