Pomelo Preserve

Pomelo Preserve - Photo By Thanasis Bounas
Pomelo Preserve - Photo By Thanasis Bounas

● 800 g pomelo
● 1 kg sugar
● 300 g water
● 1 cinnamon stick
● juice of 1 lemon

Wash the pomelo very well, and dry well with paper towel. Grate the pomelo peel using a grater paying attention not to reveal any of the white part of the fruit. Slice the fruit in a thickness of our discretion, squeeze and discard the juice and put the fruit in a pot. Cover the fruit slices with water and boil on high heat. Once the water has come to a boil, boil the fruit for 10 minutes, and then drain in a colander. Put the fruit slices back in the pot with fresh water and boil again, repeating the same process 3-4 more times until the bitterness of the fruit is gone.
Once that process is done, put the fruit back in the pot, adding the water, sugar and the cinnamon stick.
Simmer on medium heat until the syrup reaches the right consistency, about 35-40 minutes.
Just before turning off the heat add the lemon juice, stir, remove the cinnamon stick and remove from the heat.
To see if the syrup has the desired consistency, put some syrup on a saucer and allow to cool.
If the syrup is still too runny, boil for another 5 minutes.
Once it has cooled tilt the plate slightly and if it is not runny, the syrup is ready.
Finally, allow the spoon sweet to rest for 10 minutes and then store in glass sterilized jars.

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