Cream Scones with Grapefruit Marmalade

Remember that 5 lb bag of pink grapefruit I bought, committing myself to either eating them or coming up with something to do with them all? They came to Tofino with us in the back of the car. I haven’t eaten them here, either. So yesterday I grated the rind of a few others, then peeled away the pith, chopped their innards and turned them into marmalade.

Here’s how I did it: I washed and dried 4 pink grapefruits and coarsely grated the rind on the box grater. Then I peeled away the white pith and chopped the fruit. I put it into a pot with 2 cups of water, brought it to a boil, cooked it for 30 minutes, then took it off the heat and set it aside overnight.

The next morning I added 3 cups of sugar and brought it to a boil – without a candy thermometer, I cooked it until it thickened and looked syrupy. You could test a small spoonful on a dish or saucer placed in the freezer to get nice and cold – if it gels and wrinkles with a push of your finger, it’s done. Otherwise wait until it looks light hot marmalade – slightly runnier than what cold marmalade would look like. It made about 3 cups, and is now in the fridge for future visitors here. If I don’t eat it all myself on warm cream scones.


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7 comments on “Cream Scones with Grapefruit Marmalade

  1. Renee
    April 3, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Looks delicous – and the marmalade is so Pretty!

  2. LimeCake
    April 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Scones and marmalade sound like the perfect breakfast/brunch! Everything is homemade which just tastes so much better! Way to start the weekend.

  3. blogbytina!
    April 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    what a fabulous idea! I love grapefruit much more than oranges. Adding this to my recipe box for spring!

  4. LauraYVR
    April 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I made your delicious Irish stew recipe last night with the parsley dumplings (similar to your cream scone recipe). It was fantastic and well received by the BF! Thanks for another easy, yummy recipe.

  5. Dana
    April 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I had a tremendous marmalade flop this afternoon. Jars and jars of orange soup. Maybe I’ll try your recipe next time.

  6. JulieVR
    April 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oh no. That’s the worst! Dump it all back into a pot and keep cooking it – eventually it will cook down to something that resembles marmalade.

  7. molly
    April 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Those who make ad hoc jam have my bottomless respect.

    Of course, you already had it. Just re-affirming.

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