This time of year I have been buying bags full of organic citrus. I usually freeze the zest if I'm not using it right away, but here's another great, easy way to preserve it, and there are so many uses for this great condiment.
Pears, cranberries and lemons. The resulting preserve is more like a compote than a true marmalade. Something between a marm and a rustic jam. It’s chunky, toothsome, tart, sweet and very slightly bitter.
This recipe recalls the very first preserves I ever made: pineapple lime jam. The rumor is that the result was so exquisite that my father-in-law ate it straight out of the jar. I’m sorry that it’s taken me nearly 6 years to revisit the combination.