Recipe submitted by Mrs. Willis Miller, Harrisonburg Va.
2 quarts strawberries
1 medium-sized fresh pineapple
6 cups sugar
Wash and cap strawberries. Pare pineapple and remove eyes. Cut into fine pieces.
Remove juice from both oranges. Grind the rind of one orange. Mix fruit together and bring to boil. Add sugar and cook until fruit is clear and syrup is thickened. Pour into jars and seal.
So, wow a fresh pineapple, who would have thunk it? A bit more exotic than expected….. I was surprised that this was on the list of ingredients and (as sometimes happens with me), did not have it when I went to make the marmalade. Instead, I added some lemon (juice of 2 rind of 1) and an extra orange with delightful results.
The marmalade did get a bit runny because I probably needed the sugar in the pineapple to help the it set. I am so impressed by the non use of pectin in these recipes. I think it might take a practiced touch which I don’t yet have. Anyway, we tried the marmalade out on warm muffins (recipe to follow) and it was so so good! It would be great on ice cream and mixed into oatmeal. Strawberry season is almost over! Make some quick!