Cardamon Flavored Persimmon-Orange Marmalade


I recently received about almost a couple a dozen Persimmon from my sister, from her garden. I shared some with my colleagues at work and carried some for that mid-afternoon snack and meanwhile thought about recipes I could use them in.

IMG_5639I totally love Orange marmalade. I made the Cranberry-Orange Marmalade a while back and that was a lot of fun. Maybe it is the bright color of Persimmons, but Persimmon-Orange marmalade was the first thing that popped into my mind.

Here’s how I made my jam…

Ingredients:

1 Orange pulp, pith removed
4-5 Persimmon ripe pulp or raw grated
Peel or rind of one Orange (grated or sliced thin)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup maple syrup or agave or honey
2 cups sugar
juice of one lemon
1 tsp cardamon powder
a dash of all spice

IMG_5660Add orange pulp, persimmon pulp or grated persimmon, maple (or honey or agave) syrup, sugar, orange rind,orange juice, lemon juice  and cardamon to a large pan and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and continue to cook till the mixture thickens approximately 60-90 minutes. The cardamon gives a nice aroma too as you make the jam!

IMG_5639Cool and transfer to air tight jars and refrigerate for immediate use or can in air tight canning jars for future use following canning procedures. This was my first attempt at canning and it was really exciting to hear the jar’s popping!

IMG_5656Enjoy fresh with some toasted bread and butter with your morning cup of tea or coffee. Or make some french toast with goat cheese and eggs. Or make some Sweet or Spicy  Paneer Toast!

Links:

How to can some jam

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