Boozy Blood Orange Marmalade

I sent my mother to the Silverlake farmers market to visit one of my favorite farms : Sweet Tree Farms. I have been using their products for years and absolutely LOVE their fruit.  Seriously striving to have the sweetest fruit in the area, they have by far the BEST blood oranges in the world.  I can’t wait for this time of year to get them.  In previous years I have not been so successful with blood orange marmalade but with my recent practice, I was feeling strong.  We made batch #319 (we being ME cutting up all the fruit and my mom cooking it for me) today and it turned out amazing.

I split it up into 1/2 with booze and 1/2 without and I have to say that BOOZE wins.  The woody of the barrels just makes the flavors so much more complex and helps kill the tartness you would usually get from a marmalade in the rinds.

Another winner!  I plan to go back this weekend and get some more.  Yum.]]>