Citrus fruits are an easy, flavorful add to many recipes

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 06:37 PM.

Gradually stir in pectin; stir for 3-4 minutes. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Spoon mixture into clean (1/2 pint) jars or other freezer containers, leaving ½-inch headspace. Seal, label and freeze standing upright. Store in freezer for up to 1-year. Thaw completely about one day or overnight in refrigerator before using. Refrigerate after thawing and use within 3 weeks.

Cook’s Hint: Tangerines or Mandarin oranges may be substituted for oranges.


Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This is a delightful lemon cake that has a rich citrusy flavor. Pre-cooking the lemons removes the pucker taste and makes for an intensely lemon flavored cake. Poppy Seeds may be omitted, if desired.

1 ½   sticks butter (3/4 cup), room temperature, plus more for greasing cake pan

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