Friday Foodie: Amber Marmalade

Citrus fruit is in season, so how about a recipe to use it! Today’s Friday Foodie recipe comes from Ida D. Foote by way of The Evanston Cook Book of Tested Recipes collected by the Presbyterian Aid Society in Evanston, Wyoming, in 1914.

The four 'Foote' cousins -  Sybil, Helen, Ida, Grace, photo by Charles S. Baker, ca 1915. (WSA Sub Neg 6186)

The four ‘Foote’ cousins – Sybil, Helen, Ida, Grace, photo by Charles S. Baker, ca 1915.¬†
(WSA Sub Neg 6186)

Ida D. Foote was the daughter of Mark W. and Rose M. Foote. She was born in Indiana in 1878, the oldest and only girl of their four children. In 1916, she married Van A. Rupe in Evanston.

Ida's marriage announcement as published in the Wyoming Press 7-6-1916, p1

Ida’s marriage announcement as published in the Wyoming Press 7-6-1916, p1

Miss Foote contributed several recipes to the book, but today’s feature is her Amber Marmalade.

Shave 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 grapefruit very thin, rejecting nothing but seeds and core. Measure the fruit and add 3 times the quantity of water. Let stand in an earthen dish over night, and the next morning boil for 10 minutes. Stand another night and second morning add part for part of sugar and fruit. Boil steadily until it jellies. This makes 12 glasses.

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