Do you need to use surpluses of tangerines without having to throw them away? Do you want to savor preparations based on tangerines? Here is the solution …….homemade tangerine jam! Don't have mandarin trees? It is never too late, the cultivation of mandarin does not require special cultivation practices. Obviously come on tangerines other preparations in the form of drinks can also be obtained, such as syrup or fruit juices. But let's see in detail the recipe for a tasty and genuine homemade tangerine jam.
Homemade tangerine jam, the ingredients
- 1 kilo of ripe tangerines, fresh and without synthetic products: if they do not come from your garden, get the fruit from organic farming
- 100 ml of water
- 100 grams of brown sugar
Homemade tangerine jam, the preparation
- Wash the tangerines well and peel them
- Cut the tangerine peels into thin strips, taking care to remove the albedo
- Put the peels in a saucepan with the sugar and water then boil over low heat for about 10 minutes
- After the time has elapsed, turn off under the heat and let it cool
- Clean all the mandarins well, cut them into fine pieces, remove any seeds and pass them through a vegetable mill with large holes
- Put the pulp in a high pot and add the skins with all the water
- Return to the heat and cook until the consistency you want most
- Finally, pour the tangerine jam into the sterilized jars and let it rest for a couple of minutes
- Seal tightly and invert for 5 minutes.
Homemade tangerine jam, storage
- Store the jars of marmalade in a dry place away from sources of light and heat. Once the jar is opened, it should be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within a week: conservation depends on the amount of sugar present.
- Label every single jar, writing the date of preparation and the content of the ingredients
- If you find bubbles, mold formations, bad smells and discolouration when opening the jar, it means that the product has not been stored well
- Swelling of the cap also indicates poor conservation of the product