Well friends, I think we can safely say that the first month of the Food in Jars Mastery Challenge was a resounding success. Currently, there are just over 1,500 of you signed up via our email list and nearly 600 of you submitted a project for the final tally and round-up.
You turned blueberries, bergamot, cherries, clementines, cranberries, figs, ginger, grapefruit, key limes, kiwis, kumquats, lemons, limes (Persian, Bearss, and Makrut varieties all abound), mangoes, Meyer lemon (the most popular single fruit variety in the challenge), onions, oranges (including blood, Cara Cara, honeybell, mandarin, Minneola, navel, satsuma, and Seville), pears, pineapple, pomelo, rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, tangelo, yuzu, and zucchini.
There were also a few unexpected ingredients, including champagne, rice wine vinegar, and a grudging willingness to participate (I saw that, Janet).
For 61% of you, this was the first time you ever attempted to make marmalade. The remaining 39% of you who had done it before. And while I’m not a statistician, I do believe that the charts above tell us that most of you are feel more warmly towards marmalade than you did at the beginning of January.
Now, on to the marmalades. Because of the high number of participants, I’m not able to include everyone in the round-up. But I am going to do my best to ensure that a goodly number of you are represented here.
Blood Orange Marmalades
- Blood Orange Marmalade – Kitchen Commentary
- Angostura Blood Orange Marmalade – Putting Up With Erin
- Blood Orange Meyer Lemon Marmalade – snowmonkeyplum
- Blood Orange Marmalade – Uncanny Preserves
- Pink Blood Orange Marmalade – jules2384
- Blood Orange and Ginger Marmalade – dorylory
- Raw Sugar Blood Orange Marmalade – Charyl Ward
- Tiny Batch Blood Orange and Ginger Marmalade – yummysmellsca
- Blood Orange, Meyer Lemon, and Limoncello Marmalade – tammyrwaterhouse
- Blood Orange Aperol Marmalade (among many other versions!) – carololsen14
- Blood Orange Chili Marmalade – Matt Bernier
- Blood Orange Marmalade – Happily Homegrown
- Blood Orange Marmalade (second time’s the charm) – jla1893
- Blood Orange Marmalade (third time’s the charm!) – Mindy Friedmann Duff
- Blood Orange Marmalade (sounds like things got a little loopy here) – Casula Mellita
- Small Batch Blood Orange Marmalade (and some useful thoughts on the process) – Tesla Anomaly
- Light Blood Orange Marmalade – A Smidgen of Joy
Cara Cara Oranges
- Nicely set Cara Cara Orange Marmalade – rachelegger
- Cara Cara and Meyer Lemon Marmalade – East of Eden Cooking
- Cara Cara Marmalade – Gone Walkabout 2
- Cara Cara Orange and Vanilla Marmalade – Shades of Bliss
- Cara Cara Marmalade – knittygirl2
- Long-cooked Cara Cara Thyme Marmalade – breakfastquest
- Step-by-step Cara Cara Orange Marmalade – Sustainable Maine
- Orange Lemon Marmalade – Gardenbre
- A round-up of marmalades for the round-up – Cooking with Mary and Friends
- Cranberry Orange Marmalade – wlmich
- Clementine Amaretto Marmalade – Amy Costain Weltner
- Clementine Earl Grey Marmalade – Marian Allen
- Clementine Meyer Lemon Marmalade – Kelly McCracken Kerr
- General Tso’s Marmalade (spicy!) – Jersey Knitter
- Grand Marnier Orange Marmalade – Gin’s Kitchen
- Instant Pot Orange Marmalade – Nomnivorous
- Pretty Orange Marm – Katie Fleischman
- Bread Machine Orange Marmalade – The Scholarly Redneck
- Clementine Marmalade – Les Campagnonades
- Locavore Marmalade in Canada – Jams and Chutney
- Orange and Campari Marmalade – Jarla!
- Orange Honey Marmalade with Scotch, Clove, and Cinnamon – Well Preserved
- Navel Orange Marmalade – She’s Almost Always Hungry
- Orange Marmalade – Canarella
- Instant Pot Orange Marmalade – This Gal’s Take on Things
- Orange Peach Marmalade – Jarstar
- Orange and Tangerine Marmalade – Thoughts and Reflections
- Small Batch Orange Marmalade – C’est La Vie
- Satsuma and Clove Marmalade – Cheese and Cracker Jacks
- Orange and Lemon Marmalade – Inside the Shell
- Grapefruit Bourbon Marmalade – jadcarr
- Grapefruit Sea Salt Marmalade – therubbishrevolution
- Grapefruit Rose Marmalade – Joel Palmer
- Grapefruit Marmalade with Lemongrass and Basil – Hadley Allen
- Grapefruit Marm – Casey DelliCarpini
- Grapefruit Rosemary Marmalade – Roseanne Bowers Morison
- Three Citrus Marmalade – The Earl House
- Pink Grapefruit Marmalade – My Savory Spoon
- Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, and Orange Marmalade – Morris Brook Farm
Lemon (Meyer and Other)
- Spicy Lemon(?) Marmalade – Victory Canning
- Lemon Lavender Marmalade – Purlewe An
- Lemon Elderflower Marmalade – A Plateful of Happiness
- Lime, Lemon, and Honey Marmalade – Brit in the South
- Seville Orange and Meyer Lemon Marmalade – Fermentina
- Meyer Lemon and Elderflower Marmalade – Love & Wild Honey
- Meyer Lemon Marmalade – My Bit of Earth
- Meyer Lemon Marmalade – Kitchen Gadget Girl/Food in the Kitchen
- Mineola and Meyer Lemon Marm – Haddon Musings
- Strawberry Lemon Marmalade (29 of you made variations on this marm) – knitatnite
- Strawberry Lemon Marmalade – First Things First
- Reluctant Marmalade – A Raisin and a Porpoise
- One more Strawberry Lemon Marmalade – mwearsch
Other Assorted Sweet Marmalades
- Citrus Marmalade – Ever Growing Farm
- Mixed Citrus Marmalade (with a bit of a disaster story) – Hip Roof Barn
- Blueberry Ginger Orange Lime Marmalade – muffinlady01
- Calamansi Marmalade – Homesteading on the Homefront
- Cinnamon Fig Orange Marmalade – It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
- Cherry Marmalade – Cooking with Mary and Friends
- Texas Marmalade – Maura Sharp
- Blueberry Citrus Marmalade – Melissa Kenney Slaght
- Drunken Cherry Lemon Marmalade – Canning and Cooking at Home
- Cranberry Clementine Marmalade – It’s All About the Journey
- Kumquat Marmalade – Just Another Day on the Farm
- Vanilla Kumquat Marmalade – Seed to Pantry
- Mango Marmalade – Sidewalk Shoes
- Cocktail Marmalade – Liz vz Projects
- Cranberry Onion Marmalade – My Catholic Kitchen
- So many marmalades! – Amy Rummenie
A huge thank you to all of you who participated in this challenge! So sorry that I wasn’t able to include everyone in the round-up, but if I didn’t get to you this month, I’ll do my best to include you next time!
I actually made this last April.
I need to work on the balance of Hibiscus and clove as the lime was a bit overpowering but it came out fairly well. Maybe a bit more sugar too.
But since I did it last April, it didn’t count.
I also made some Meyer Lemon Lavender last April.
Ah! Look at all those amazing recipes and processes! Such an extensive list, I can’t wait to check them all out 🙂
Thanks for hosting us, Marisa! This is such a fun challenge!
Thank you for the inspiration and pulling this challenge together Marisa! I’m enjoying the variety of marmalade everyone made. In six months, finding a jar of Cara Cara – Meyer Lemon Marmalade in my pantry will bring such joy!
Thank you so much for hosting and posting all these results. So much fun.
Well you sure did give us a lot to look at this is now the “Go to Page” for marmalade look up. thank you. I look forward to trying Onion’s this year! xoxo
I’ve made lemon marmalade before but a had a case of tangerines and blood oranges and was looking for a recipe. None of the ones I found were very clear so I tried my own. After two tries it came out great. I don’t know how I missed this challenge but I am bookmarking this page for future reference. Good job everyone. ??
Wow, so interesting – wish I had seen this earlier I would have definitely had a go! Along those lines you might like to read this article about a marmalade kindred spirit in England! Sorry the link is so messy.
Oh my god, I have hit a jack pot of ideas!!!!! with this round up. Thank you for the list. I love marmalade and make at least a dozen bottles each year. I was looking for ideas for flavorings when I came across this page!!! .