2 medium juice oranges (I used Florida navels)
2 large blood oranges (I used 1 1/2 large and 1 small)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 vanilla bean
One 1.75-ounce package powdered pectin
6 1/2 cups granulated sugar (I used 6 cups)
1. Place your jars in the dishwasher to sterilize. I would plan for 75 oz, it is better to have extra hot jars than not enough. You want them to be hot, so do a hot wash, or at a minimum to a heated dry. If you do not have a dishwasher, there are a lot of steps on line how to sterilize your jars.
1. Remove any stickers from the fruit, wash the oranges and lemons. Remove the rinds in quarters and thinly slice them lengthwise. When all the rinds are sliced, roughly chop them crosswise into slightly smaller pieces. Put the rinds in a large pot and add 2 1/2 cups of water and then the baking soda.
|Dicing before they are placed in the mixer|
|With the pectin|
|boiling with the Vanilla bean!|
|What not to do, peel and don't slice the fruit off!|
|The peels chopped|