Using a Bimby to prepare marmelade is just the smart thing to do, since it allows you to pulverize the nuts to "sand" and then chop up the fruit with the remaining ingredients before programming it to process them into a jam. This one is made with the winning combination of apples and quinces, two of fall's seasonal picks, with brown sugar and white sugar as the sweeteners. Lemon juice and ground cinnamon add tartness and spice, respectively, and walnuts lend textural contrast (and more flavor).
- 750 grams apples (and quinces, peeled and cored)
- 250 grams brown sugar
- 250 grams white sugar
- 1 lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 handful walnuts
- Cut prepared apples and quinces into pieces and weigh. Set aside.
- Place the nuts in the Bimby cup and chop for few seconds at speed 6-7, or until reduced to fine crumbs.
- Add the fruit and all the remaining ingredients. Chop at speed 6 for 10 seconds.
- Scrap the sides of the cup and repeat chopping at speed 6 for 10 seconds.
- Remove the cup and place the fruit mixture in the basket. Set at 25 minutes/212°F/speed 2.
- Check for desired consistency and place immediately into sterilized jars.
- Seal the jars and let cool with the lids facing down.