Although blood oranges are only in season a few months of the year, you can enjoy them all year long by making homemade Blood Orange Marmalade.
I fell in love with blood oranges when I was living in Italy. The first time I was handed one, I assumed it was a "regular" orange. It looked like an unassuming fruit on the outside. But when I sliced into it, I was met with an unexpected ruby-red interior. The brilliant color and incredible taste have kept my attention all these years.
I love blood oranges on their own but even more so when used in a sorbet, as a heavenly cocktail mixer or in a glaze for meats. There are so many uses for blood oranges. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in homemade Blood Orange Marmalade. When blood oranges are in season, I make a batch or two to enjoy all year long.
There is just something special about a dollop of Blood Orange Marmalade spread onto a fresh-baked, piping-hot buttermilk biscuit.
Making your own marmalade is easier than you might imagine. With a little effort, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor for the entire year, not just while blood oranges are in season.
Blood Orange Marmalade also makes a fantastic homemade gift!