June 01, 2013

Mini citrus jam

Last Friday a good colleague of mine greeted me upon arrival at work with a plastic bag full of small citrus fruits from a citrus tree in his green house.

Sticking my nose into the plastic bag my nose was filled with a wonderful flavour of citrus :-) I knew at once, that I would these mini citrus fruits into jam using this method for making citrus jam. The only modification, which I made was to reduce the cooking time significantly to only 5-7 minutes due to the size of the mini citrus fruits.

The final jam is quiet liquid/fluid, so the natural pectin level in mini citrus fruits was quiet low.

Mini Citrus Jam:
  • 325 g mini citrus fruits 
  • 275 g sugar or more sugar, if more sweetness is preferred
  1. Wash the mini citrus fruits.
  2. Place the mini citrus fruits in a small cooking pot, which when is filled with water.
  3. Place the lid on the cooking pot. Let the citrus fruits boiled (softly) for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove the mini citrus fruits and place them in a blender.
  5. Add sugar on top of the citrus fruits.
  6. Blend everything into a homogeneous mass.
  7. Add the sugar little by little, so you adjust the sweetness level to your personal preference.
  8. Prepare the jam glasses by filling them with boiling water. I do not use any preservatives in my home-made jam, so this is important to increase shelf-life of your jam. Another thing you can do is to store the jam cold afterwards. 
  9. Fill the glass with jam and close the glass.


  1. Time to make citrus jams! It was very generous of your colleague to give you a bag of this citrus goodness. What’s great is that there’s a lot of stuff you can make with it; from juice to jams, and even marmalades. Thanks for sharing one of your recipes!

    Faith Thomas @ The Berry Farm

    1. Dear Faith,

      thank you for your nice comment.

      I find, that making jam is an excellent way of enjoy fruits and berries over a prolonged period of time.

      And yes, I have some very generous colleagues, who shares their surplus in form of berries and vegetable with the rest of thier colleagues. I in return shares my leftovers of cookies and cakes after my baking.



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