Another of my fruity marmalade concoctions. With a nice large box of raspberries in my fridge, a bag of frozen mango chunks and a big bag of lemons, this seemed a natural. This will be another item in my Christmas gift baskets.
1Peel 2-3 lemons, zest only, and cut zest into fine shreds. Place shreds in a 6 qt Dutch oven,cover with a little water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain and return to pot.
2Defrost the mango chunks and mash, either in a blender using 1/2 c. of the water required or in a food processor to a very slightly chunky sauce texture. Not completely smooth, but with no large chunks.
3Wash and drain the raspberries, discard any with mold or deterioration.
4Place mango, raspberries, water, lemon juice, and pectin into the pot with the boiled zest. Bring to a boil slowly, stirring constantly. Mash any large pieces of raspberries with spoon while stirring.
5When fruit mixture is boiling, remove from heat and stir in sugar. Return to heat and bring back to a full boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from burner and skim any foam off. Fill hot jars with mixture, leaving 1/4" headspace. Wipe rims and adjust two piece lids to finger tight.
6Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Remove jars and place on towel lined counter space to cool. When all jars are sealed and cool, store in cool dark area. If any do not seal, store in fridge and use soon.