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Three-Fruit Marmalade

 Three-Fruit Marmalade
I make all my own jams, and this marmalade is a favorite. It marries the warm flavors of peaches and pears with citrus.—Lorraine Wright, Grand Forks, British Columbia
48 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh peaches
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh pears
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 5 cups sugar

Directions

  • Finely grate peel from orange; peel and section the fruit. Place peel
  • and sections in a Dutch oven. Add peaches and pears. Stir in pectin.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar;
  • return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Immediately
  • stir in thyme.
  • Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into eight hot
  • half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and
  • adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims.
  • Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are
  • completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10
  • minutes. Remove jars and cool.
  • Yield: 8 half-pints.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 88 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium,

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Three-Fruit Marmalade (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.