Nasturtium Orange Jam

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Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamenco fire.

Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamengo fire.

Nasturtium Orange Jam

To capture this beauty you need to know that flowering time of nasturtium lasts for several months: mid spring until late fall. If you make orange jam  before, no problem. Just bring orange jam prepared earlier to boil on medium heat and add chopped nasturtium petals into it, let it boil for few minutes and here it is.
Nasturtium petals give beautiful crimson shade to orange jam that is lightly bitter and makes completely different taste than Nasturtium Elderflower Jam .  Freshly made, it fits Spanish almond biscuits, Rosegones,  just fine.
Later on, during the year, this jam could be used for Christmas cookies or glaze to any cheesecake or a fruit pie.
My friend A and her two children were very helpfull with this jam. They have a huge  „Naturtium corner“ in their garden so they picked the flowers and drove them fresh to my home so I could make the jam. Of course, they are my loyal food tasters. We get fat together.

Nasturtium Orange Jam

Course Canning / preserving
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Nasturtium Orange Jam
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized oranges
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp pectin + 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 25 nasturtium flowers

Instructions

  1. Peel 2 oranges.
  2. Finely cut them into small cubes and put them in a cooking dish.
  3. Finely cut the other 2 oranges leaving their peel on and add them to the cooking dish.
  4. Gently wash the nasturtiums and chop the petals with your fingers before adding them to the oranges.
  5. Mix the pectin and sugar together and add them to the dish.
  6. Cook over medium heat, mixing occasionally, until the mixture starts to boil.
  7. In the oven, heat clean glass jars.
  8. Add the 4 cups of sugar and allow to boil for an additional 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the foam from the jam and fill the jars.

 

Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamengo fire.

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