Mum’s magical marmalade

This magical marmalade is so fantastic with the orange mellowing the grapefruit, and the lime and lemon creating a sharp tang. We're loving this marmalade on toast for breakfast!

By Nici Wickes
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 6
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  • 1 of each grapefruit, lemon, orange and lime
  • 6 cup water
  • 6 cup sugar


  • 1
    Cut the citrus, peel, rind and all, very finely. It's useful to have a mandolin for this job. Pour over 3 cups of the water and leave to soak overnight.
  • 2
    The next day, add the remaining 3 cups of water to the soaked fruit and bring to the boil, then add the sugar and bring to the boil again.
  • 3
    Boil until the marmalade sets – about 1 hour. To test whether it has set or not, spoon a little onto a cold saucer and allow to cool. When you run your finger through it, the gap shouldn't close.
  • 4
    Pour into sterilised jars, seal and allow to cool.


Makes 6 medium jars.

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