Grapefruit Ginger Marmalade Grapefruit Ginger Marmalade

Author: Canadian Living

Ginger complements the bitterness of grapefruit in this preserve that has lots of chunky peel.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2009



Scrub grapefruit and lemons; cut off stem and blossom ends and any blemishes. Cut grapefruit and lemons crosswise in half; squeeze out juice, reserving pulp and seeds. Strain through sieve into Dutch oven.

Pull out membranes from peels. Place membranes and reserved pulp and seeds on 15-inch (38 cm) square of double-thickness fine cheesecloth. Bring up sides and tie with string; add to pan.

Halve grapefruit and lemon peels; cut crosswise into paper-thin strips. Add to pan.

Add 6 cups (1.5 L) water; bring to simmer over medium heat. Simmer, stirring often and pressing bag to release pectin, until peel turns to mush when pressed between fingers, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Remove bag and let cool; squeeze juice into pan. Mixture should measure 7 cups (1.75 L); if not, add water or boil until reduced.

In clean Dutch oven, bring sugar, ginger and grapefruit mixture to full rolling boil, stirring. Boil vigorously, stirring constantly, until free of foam, thickened and at gel stage, 12 to 15 minutes.

Using funnel, fill hot 1-cup (250 mL) canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) headspace. Cover with prepared lids. Screw on bands until resistance is met; increase to fingertip tight.

Boil in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp (15 mL) : about

  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 49.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
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Grapefruit Ginger Marmalade