Zucchini Lime Marmalade
Okay, so I know we eat wth our eyes first….this certainly doesn’t look very appetizing, I had to force my brother to just lick the spoon and try some!
Don’t be fooled, it’s delicious! I don’t even want to give any way it’s so good!
We have had so much zucchini! I caught my neighbour trying to sneak away the other day after she left a giant zucchini on my doorstep (it looked very similiar to the giant zucchini I had sitting in my window sill) My friend had mentioned Lime Zucchini Marmalade so I came home and googled the recipe! I found a ton of different recipes but the recipe I used from cooks.com looked like it yielded the largest batch with the least amount of sugar. I altered the recipe and added more zucchini and a few drops of green food coloring and 2 batches later I was down 1 giant zucchini! This was super delicious with scones!
Zucchini Lime Marmalade recipe from cooks.com
- 7 cups grated zucchini
- 2 cups water
- Zest of 4 limes
- 1/2 cup fresh sqeezed lime juice
- 1 box of fruit pectin crystals
- 5 cups of sugar
- 4 drops green foold coloring *optional
- Jars and seals (i managed to get 4-500 ml Jars)
In a large pot, combine the zucchini, water, lime juice, zest and optional food coloring.
Bring it to a boil and boil gently for 8-10 minutes until zucchini is soft.
Stir in Pectin and return mixture to a boil.
Add sugar in all at once and stir. Return mixture to a hard boil that cannot be stirred down and boil, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
Remove from the heat and continue to stir for 2-3 minutes to keep fruit from rising to the top.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal.