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Crostini With Fontina and Tomato Marmalade From 'The Glorious Vegetables of Italy'

The tomato marmalade in Domenica Marchetti's The Glorious Vegetables of Italy, seen here on a crostini with melted fontina, is by far the best I've made this year. It holds in perfect balance the natural sweetness of fresh tomatoes, savoriness of warm spices, and (this is key) tart bitterness of lemon zest. Marchetti includes whole swaths of peel in the preserve, enough that each bite will likely get a refreshing zing from the peel. More

Cara Cara Orange Marmalade

This Cara Cara orange marmalade is all about comfort. Tangy chunks of peel, a whiff of honey, and a hint of spice from my secret ingredient, herbal tea, offset the sweet flesh of the oranges. I used Twinnings Hebal Unwind, but feel free to substitute whatever you have on hand. Try it on English muffins or crumpets. More

Oxtail Marmalade

I bet you thought you'd never utter "oxtail" and "marmalade" in the same breath. It is a sweet dish, sweetened with brown sugar and rich with red wine and red wine vinegar. There is something distinctly jam-like, I'll admit, about spreading the oxtail on toast. More

Preserved: Meyer Lemon Marmalade

This simple Meyer lemon marmalade showcases the fruit's bold, bright flavor, and it's the ideal topping for blueberry muffins or cornbread. Sometimes, I can be a lazy eater. Picking the meat out of Maryland crabs can be such a bother. Ditto for stripping every last bite off a Buffalo chicken wing. But when it comes to seeding a Meyer lemon (which can contain up to 10 seeds), I believe it's well worth the effort. More

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Somewhere between a conventional lemon and a mandarin orange, the Meyer lemon is plump, juicy, and surprisingly sweet. This simple Meyer lemon marmalade showcases the fruit's bold, bright flavor. Try it with blueberry muffins or cornbread. More

Preserved: Honey-Tangerine Marmalade

As you may have noticed, I've been making a lot of marmalades recently. That's for two reasons. First, it's peak citrus season, and the markets are filled with gorgeous blood oranges, ruby red grapefruits, and tart lemons. Second, nothing brightens up a chilly winter morning quite like a slice of toast (or better yet, a biscuit) slathered with sunny, tart marmalade. This honey-tangerine version is no exception. More

Preserved: Blood Orange Beaujolais Marmalade

Every winter I look forward to the arrival of blood oranges at the market. This year I was rather impatient, popping in to my favorite produce place every few days to ask, "Are they here yet?" You see, I've been itching to make blood orange marmalade for months now, and I was beginning to worry it might not happen. But then this week, finally, there they were. More

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