Spicy Blueberry-Citrus Marmalade

Spicy Blueberry-Citrus Marmalade

1 orange

1 lemon

1 lime

2 cups water

1/2 tsp crushed dried red pepper

2 cups fresh blueberries *

2 cups sugar

Cut rinds from citrus fruit into thin strips. Set aside. Squeeze juice and pulp from orange, lemon and lime into a bowl. Set aside.

Bring rind strips, 2 cups water and red pepper to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes, or until rinds are very tender.

Add blueberries, sugar and citrus pulp and juice to saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil; boil, uncovered and stirring often, 15 minutes or until a gel forms. Remove from heat; skim off any foam.

Pour hot mixture immediately into hot, sterilized jars, filling to 1/4-inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.

Process in boiling-water bath 10 minutes.

Makes five 1/2-pint jars.

* 2 cups frozen blueberries, thawed, may be substituted.

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