Do you have too many oranges lying around? Why not try make some jam. We used Red Blush Cara Cara oranges, as they have a beautiful colour and are sweet. We added honey instead of sugar for a more natural jam.
- 2kg Cara Cara oranges
- 1 1/3 cups honey
- Juice from one lemon
Step 1: Prepare your jars and lids. (this should make 2x 250ml or 1x 500ml)
Step 2: Trim off the tops and bottoms of the oranges and cut away the peels and albedo (white layer). Using a sharp knife, cut the orange in segments. Make sure to work over a bowl to catch all the juice. Take peels and squeeze over your bowl to get any last juices.
Step 3: Measure out four cups of cut oranges and juice. Add the honey and stir until it dissolves into the fruit.
Step 4: Pour the fruit and honey mixture into a pan and place over medium high heat.
Step 5: Bring to a boil and cooking, stirring regularly, until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken.
Step 6: The jam is ready when you can run a spoon through it and the gap remains.
Step 7: Stir in the lemon juice in the last minute or two of cooking.
Step 8: When jam is finished, remove the pan from the heat. Pour jam into prepared jars. Wipe jars down and apply lids. Process closed jars in a boiling water bath for ten minutes.
Step 9: When time is up, remove jars and place them on a folded kitchen towel to cool.
Step 10: Once jars have cooled enough to handle, check the seals. If they are good, the jam is shelf stable for up to a year. If any jars do not seal, put them in the fridge and use immediately.