Won't you be my darling? Clementines often come in large quantities, which makes them ideal for cooking down into jam or marmalade. Although they're sold year-round, December is peak season for these juicy, easy-to-peel citrus fruits. (Hint: The smaller the size, the sweeter they are.) Buy a bag or box, and use them to make an edible gift that will brighten anyone's day. Our Clementine-Vanilla Bean Marmalade is a bright, citrusy, and warming spread, perfect for holiday gifting.
Around the holiday season, we're all about thoughtful little gifts, and a cute mason jar of this homemade marmalade is as charming as it gets. The gorgeous orange-hued jam is lovely spread on toast or biscuits or stirred into yogurt in the morning. The real secret to this marmalade's warm flavor is a couple of tablespoons of vanilla bean paste, which round out the acidity and sweetness of the clementine. It's accented by minced crystallized ginger, which gives this clementine marmalade a holiday edge. Be sure to allow plenty of time for this holiday project—while the marmalade cooks in just 30 minutes, it requires at least 12 hours to cool.
Go through a water bath canning process to seriously extend the marmalade's shelf life (we're talking 18 months) or simply store in your refrigerator for up to 2 months.
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