Tangerine and Apple Jam / Pekmez od mandarina i jabuka

My folks gave me a bunch of tangerines during the weekend and I’ve decided to make a small batch of jam. The tangerines I got weren’t organic, so keeping a peel was definitely a big no-no. But if you luck out with the organic fruits, be aware that there are plenty of recipes out there to jam up the peels as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3 jars / 0.67 EUR per jar / 2.00 EUR for all)

1 ½ kilo of tangerines (0.80 EUR)

2 large apples (0.40 EUR)

Juice of 1 lemon (0.40 EUR)

½ cup of water (–)

1 ½ – 2 cups of sugar (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and halve tangerines and pick out any seeds. Peel, core and dice the apples. Place tangerines and apple chunks in a deep pot with lemon juice and water. Simmer on low for about an hour, while stirring occasionally.

Use a potato masher or an immersion blender to mash up the fruits to desired consistency, then add in 1 ½ cups of sugar. Taste for sweetness and adjust sugar amount as needed. Continue to cook to desired thickness for about 30 minutes, up to 1 hour. As the jam thickens, you’ll need to stir more often. Also keep in mind that the jam will thicken additionally as it cools.

Meanwhile, while the jam cooks, wash your jars and lids in hot soapy water, rinse and then leave to air dry. Once the jam is cooked, turn on the oven to 75°C. Distribute jam among the prepared jars and wipe the rims clean with a paper towel. Do not put the lids on for now, but carefully place the filled, open jars in preheated oven for half an hour, so a thin protective film can form on top of the jam. Carefully remove the jars from the oven, seal the lids and leave jam to cool off completely at room temperature, before storing it in a dark and cool place.

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Od svojih sam za vikend dobila brdo mandarina, pa sam odlučila napraviti turu pekmeza da mi ne propadnu. Mandarine koje sam dobila su sigurno bile špricane, tako da nije dolazilo u obzir da iskoristim i koru. Ako vam se posreći i uspijete nabaviti nešpricano voće, imajte na umu da postoji i hrpa recepata za pekmez gdje možete iskoristiti i koru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3 teglice / 5,00 kn po teglici / 15,00 kn za sve)

1 ½ kila mandarina (6,00 kn)

2 velike jabuke (3,00 kn)

Sok od 1 limuna (3,00 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

1 ½ – 2 šalice šećera (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i prerežite mandarine na pola, pa im povadite sjemenke. Ogulite i očistite jabuke od koštica te ih narežite na kockice. Stavite mandarine i komade jabuka u duboki lonac sa limunovim sokom i vodom. Krčkajte na laganoj vatri jedan sat, uz povremeno miješanje.

Sa gnječilicom za krumpir ili štapnim mikserom usitnite voće do željene konzistencije. Dodajte 1 ½ šalicu šećera, kušajte, pa po potrebi još zasladite. Nastavite kuhati pekmez do željene gustoće, još jedno pola sata do 1 sat. Kako se pekmez bude zgušnjavao, morati ćete učestalije miješati. Također, imajte na umu da će se pekmez dodatno zgusnuti kada se ohladi.

U međuvremenu, dok se pekmez kuha, dobro operite teglice i poklopce u vrućoj vodi sa deterdžentom, isperite, te ih ostavite da se posuše na zraku. Kada je pekmez gotov, zagrijte pećnicu na 75°C. Raspodijelite pekmez po čistim teglama i papirnatim ručnikom obrišite grla staklenki. Za sada nemojte stavljati poklopce, već oprezno stavite pune otklopljene tegle u zagrijanu pećnicu na pola sata, kako bi se na pekmezu napravila tanka zaštitna korica. Oprezno izvadite teglice iz pećnice, zatvorite ih i ostavite da se skroz ohlade na sobnoj temperaturi, prije nego što ćete ih uskladištiti na tamnom i hladnom mjestu.

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Tangerine and Apple Jam / Pekmez od mandarina i jabuka

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