No I didn't combine blood oranges and hot pink dahlia's to make a marmalade, but my follower did!
My number one follower, Hot Pink Dahlia put together a "bucket list" for 2011 and one of the items was do more canning over the summer. She wrote me shortly after the new year looking for a recipe for Blood Orange Marmalade. I was eager to help and found a simple recipe for her to put together.
Many people may have never heard or seen a blood orange. Blood oranges are oranges that at some time went through a genetic mutation and turned into the fruits that they are today.
Blood oranges contain a pigment called anthocyanin which is not typically found in citrus but rather more common in other red fruits and flowers. Not only is the inside of the orange darkly pigmented but depending on the variety the outside may also have dark washes of red. The three main blood orange varieties are Tarocco, the Moro and the Sanguigno. The Moro is being grown in San Diego, California.
I received an email that she had made it, "it was amazing", she loves it, and it was in the water bath at that time. I was so excited that she put it together so quickly and is on her way to working toward her goal early! Here is the recipe;
|Quartered Blood Oranges|
Blood Orange & Vanilla Marmalade
|Thinly sliced lengthwise|