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Friday, October 18, 2013

Pear Marmalade

(Armut Marmelad─▒)

Pear Marmalade
1250 g unripe pears, peeled, cores removed, grated
Rind of half lemon
One small piece of peeled ginger
800 g sugar
1 1/4 or 1 1/3 cups water
Juice of 1 1/2 lemon

Bring the water to boil, add sugar, the rind of lemon and ginger. Boil for about 10 minutes at medium heat. Add the grated pear. Cook for 25 minutes at medium-low heat. Add the lemon juice into the marmalade a few minutes before you turn off the heat and stir.

Wait until it cools down a little bit, then place it into a clean jar and close the lid tightly. Store in a dark and cool place.

Spread some goat cheese on a slice of freshly baked Turkish Bread. Then, place some Pear Marmalade and sprinkle a few sliced almonds over the top. The Pear Marmalade is delicious with creamy yogurt and with thin crackers as well. You can have it for breakfast or supper with Turkish Tea:)

*Test the jam by dabbing a little on one of the cold plate. Wait for a few seconds, then push the jam with your fingertip. If it wrinkles, it is done:) If not, cook for 2-3 more minutes.

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