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  Gavurdagi Salad How to Make Turkish Gavurdagi Salad (Gavurdağı Salatası)! The Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean cuisines are very rich in vegetables, fresh herbs, beans and fish. Olive oil is most widely used. There are many different kind of salads in these cuisines and they are consumed alot. Actually, salads are known through out the world and every region (or nation) has their own salads; such as "Ceasar Salad", "Greek Salad", "Tai Cucumber Salad" and "German Cucumber Salad with vinegar" etc. Healthy salad start with a variety of colorful veggies, fruits, beans, and mixed greens.  We, Turks, consume salads in the lunch or dinners alot. Also salads are an important part of the meze (side dish) spread at "Kebab Houses" (BBQ Restaurants) in Turkey. When you go to a kebab restaurant in any city of the Turkey, the waiter brings a salad (such as Gavurdağı Salad, Sepherd salad, Mediterranean Salad etc.) and lavash bread to the table with

Super Easy Damson Marmalade Recipe!

 

Damson jam
Homemade Damson Marmalade

How to Make Damson Marmalade (Mürdüm Eriği Marmelatı)

Breakfast is actually one of the most important elements of Anatolian (Turkish) cuisine. For Turks: breakfast is a very important meal in the day and it is a fundamental part of the culture. Turkish breakfast requires all the family members to be there. Generally,Turkish breakfast consist of an array of cheeses, olives, egg dishes and different jams or marmalades.  

In this post, we are going to share our damson marmalade with you. During the summer, we have made many different jams. Lastly, we made damson jam and shared its recipe with you in september. On the other hand, homemade marmalades are very popular in our cuisine. Orange marmalade (we call it "Trunç marmelat"), apricot marmalade, cranberry marmalade, strawberry marmalade, peach marmalade, fig marmalade, pear marmalade are very popular marmalades throughout the Anatolia. 

What is the difference between jam and marmalade? According to jam experts; Jam is made from whole or cut up pieces of fruit with sugar. On the other hand, marmalade is preserves made with citrus - using the whole fruit; along with the rind. In Spain and Portugal, marmalade is similar to jam but made only from the "Bitter Seville Oranges". But, in today, many different fruits are used for the marmalade.

Damson jam recipe
Damson Plum Marmalade 



How to Make Damson Marmalade (Mürdüm Eriği Marmelatı)

Damson plums are tiny sour plums that are too bitter to eat but make delicious marmalade or jam. Damson marmalade makes a wonderful food gift. We love both damson jam and marmalade very much and make both of them in autumn season. Our damson plums (Turkish damson plums) are smaller than the our regular plums but they are bigger than the Amarican tiny damson plums. We only use damson plums for preparing a jam or marmalade and we dont use others. 

When we prapare this recipe, we often use lemon salt, because it makes your marmalade shiny and also by the help of lemon salt, you can save your marmalade for a long time in your pantry. If you want, you can use lemon juice. Also, we use a knob of butter in jams mixture for decreasing the foam. For marmalade; you dont need to use butter. But, if it happen, stir a knob of butter into the surface of marmalade (this helps to dissolve any remaining scum/foam).

This recipe is really very easy and simple. You can serve this marmalade with crusty bread, or try as a filling in your favourites cakes and cookies. 

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You can use this marmalade as topping of cookies or 
As filling in your favourite cookies or cakes. 



Recipe for Damson Marmalade (Mürdüm Eriği Marmelatı)

We are sure that when you try this recipe, you like it. Here it is our delicious damson marmalade's recipe;

Serve: 2 Half pint jars or 3 small ones, Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes, Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes, Cuisine: Mediterranean/Anatolian Cuisine, 

Very good family favourite;

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Ingredients: 1 kg damson plums
(we only use damson plum for jam or marmalade)


What does damson jam taste like?
Ingredients: 2 Cups of Granulated sugar, if you love 
very sugary marmalade, you can add more sugar 



What does damson jam taste like?
Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon lemon salt, it makes
your marmalade shiny and you can save it for a long time


Damson marmalade recipe
Ingredients: 1-1,5 cups of water,


What does damson jam taste like?
Firstly wash your damson plums well and remove their seeds,


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Then cut plums into halves or quarters then place 
Place them into pot.


What does damson jam taste like?
Then add water and start cooking damson plums and water
on medium heat and stir,


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Cook mixture for about 10-15 minutes,


What does damson jam taste like?
Cook mixture until the plums has completely fallen apart, 


What does damson jam taste like?
Keep sturring during the cooking process, then remove the mixture
And pour it another pot or food processor of blender.


What does damson jam taste like?
Then blend marmalade mixture until to creamy puree


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Then add sugar and stir mixture well.


Damson marmalade recipe
Then again cook marmalade mixture for about 20 mins.


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Keep stirring during the cooking process, then add lemon salt.
And boil mixture 5 more minutes. 


Then blend marmalade mixture until to creamy puree
We always use lemon salt but if you want
you can use Lemon juice.


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In this recipe we didn't use butter, because it wasnt foaming,
But it happens, you can use butter for decreasing the foam.


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After couple of minutes, remove your marmalade from the heat,
And let it cooling and then pour it into clean jars. 


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Close the lids and let them cool. Then store them into cool
Place or into refrigerator,


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You can serve this marmalade with crusty bread,
 or try as a filling in your favourites cakes and cookies


Ingredients:
  • 2 Half pint jars, in this recipe, we used 3 small ones, (Remember to sterilize your jars funnel and lids. Keep the jars warm ready for marmalade),
  • 1 kg damson plums, (after removing the seeds -stones-, you can get nearly 600-650 gr damson plums),
  • 2 Cups granulated sugar (nearly 600-650 gr), if you love more sugary marmalade, you can add extra granulated sugar,
  • 1 or 1,5 Cups water, 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon lemon salt or 1/2 lemon juice, (we often use lemon salt, because it makes your marmalade shiny and also by the help of lemon salt, you can save your marmalade for a long time in your pantry),

Preparation:
  1. First of all, put your all ingredients on the work surface. Then, wash your damson plums. If you have picked them yourself double check of any holes or blemishes and remove the debris and stalks etc. Then, If you are using a knife to remove the seeds (stones), remove them from the plums and cut into halves (or quarters). 
  2. Then place the damson plums in a medium size pot and add the water. Then, start cooking mixture of Damson plums and water on medium heat and stir with the spoon until the fruit is soft. Keep cooking the jam mixture for about 10 or 15 minutes or until the your damson plums has completely fallen apart. 
  3. Then pour the marmalade mixture into another pot (or food processor of blender). Then blend marmalade mixture until to creamy puree. Then place your blended damson plums into pot and add granulated sugar over the mixture and mix them. Then cook again the mixture of marmalade for abour 20 minutes. And don't forget to continue the stirring. If it happens, remove the scum or foam from the surface and add a knob of butter and stir for decreasing the scum/foam. 
  4. Then add lemon salt (or lemon juice) over the mixture and boil for 5 more minutes. Then test this by spooning a little on to a chilled saucer. Cool slightly then push with your finger - if it wrinkles it is ready. If not return to the heat for couple of minutes, and then test again. 
  5. Then, remove the marmalade pot from the heat and cool for a few minutes, Lastly, pour your marmalade carefully into clean glass jars. Close the lid and let it cool. Then, store in a dark and cool place or store in the refrigerator.
Enjoy!

Please let us know how this "Damson Marmalade (Mürdüm Eriği Marmelatı) Recipe" turns out for you in the comments. We are always so eager to hear from you.

Damson marmalade recipe
Super Easy Homemade Damson Marmalade.



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Comments

  1. Looks beautiful! Love to make this for gifts too❤

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    1. Absolutelly it is a good and delicious gift! Thanks for your nice comment.

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    2. Are you still making lots of marmalade these days? I know they will make great gifts!

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    3. Yes Dear Ellie! We also make cranberry marmalade in autumn season but Unfortunatelly we couldnt find it in markets in this autumn. Have a nice days.

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    1. Very wellcome Dear friend! Thanks for drop by and comment.

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    2. Hope you have a great Halloween week. How do you celebrate?

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    3. We dont celebrate halloween but these times our pumpkins season beginning and you can find good quality fresh pumpkins in everywhere. We mostly make desserts from Pumpkins and share it with our neighbours.

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  4. Homemade marmalade is definitely way to go. Your plum marmalade turned out really good and fresh.

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    1. Thank you so much for drop by and your nice comment Dear Angie! Have a nice day.

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  5. We rarely get damsons in the stores here (and I don't know anyone with a tree). It does sound delicious though.

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    1. We sometimes order homemade jams from the online groceries but homemade ones better than the storebought-ones. Thank you so much for your nice comment Dear E.C.!

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  6. Looking lovely your homemade Jam.

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    1. Thank you so much Dear Margaret! Have a nice day.

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  7. You got a very nice colour, when my mother makes it her is almost black LOL Here we mostly make jam (we call it pekmez) with apricots or plums. I once tried to make a banana jam and it was disgusting LOL

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    1. Lol! So far i haven't heard banana jam. We mostly make apricot, plum and strawberry jams. Here, "pekmez" is made from grape and very different from the jam. We especially love pekmez + tahini mixture in winter very much. Thanks alot for your nice comment Dear Dezmond!

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  9. Sounds delicious!!!
    Homemade marmalade is the best!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree with you Dear friend! It is really perfect for the breakfasts. Thanks för your nice comment.

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  10. Damson marmalade! This is GENIUS! My mother used to make the most amazing pies with damson plums, but the thought of marmalade never occurred to me. How exciting!

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! We also use this marmalade as filling for the cookies. Thanks for your nice comment. Happy weekend.

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  11. Hola! muchas gracias por la receta, tiene muy buena pinta. Besos

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  12. I like marmalade and this looks great. Would make a nice holiday gift. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I agree with you dear Bill! It is going to be a good holiday gift. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  13. Oooo I love Damson plums. This marmalade looks and sounds absolutely delicious and inviting.

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Dear Ben! Happy weekend.

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    1. Glad to hear that Dear Christine! Hope you try it. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  15. I loved the recipe. It's great for the afternoon snack, I'll try it later
    xo
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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! I am sure you like it. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  16. Marmalade is something that I have actually never made myself, but would like to try. Yours looks so inviting on a warm piece of breakfast bread. I can almost taste it now!

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    1. Hope you try it and taste, i am sure you like it very much. Thanks for your nice comment Dear Theresa! Happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment dear Mary! Happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks alot for your nice comment Dear friend!

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  19. Looks so yummy,
    perfect for breads, cookies and pastries.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Ann
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    1. Very wellcome Dear friend! Thanks for your nice comment. Happy Sunday.

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Dear friend! Happy Sunday. ❤❤❤

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Dear friend!

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  22. Hum...parece uma delícia!
    Queria um pote de doce deste!!


    😁😀😀

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  23. Oh wow that looks so tasty! The photos alone makes me want to lick the screen of my computer. 😆
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Very wellcome Dear Yessykan! I Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are honored to you visiting our blogsite. Thanks. Happy Sunday.

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  24. I've only ever heard of orange marmalade; who knew there were so many other wonderful varieties, including your damson recipe? I love the picture of the sugar going into the pot. Yummm! :)

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    1. Yes orange marmalade is very famous all around the world. We mostly prefer damson, apricot, strawberry and quince marmalade. Thank you so much for your nice comment.

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  25. Very fine recip. This looks very delicious 😊

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Dear friend! Happy day.

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  26. Boa tarde. Amei a receita e parece ser um doce maravilhoso.

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  27. Uma geleia muito boa, adoro fazer em casa, tem saber especial.
    Uma feliz nova semana.
    Um abraço.

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  28. Look so yummy! I wanna taste it if I can.

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! We are sure that you like it, when you make it. Thanks for your nice comment.

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    1. Thanks alot for your nice comment Dear Teresa!

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  30. Amiga, é sempre bom está aqui contigo, sabes o quanto admiro suas receitas.

    Te desejo boa semana e muita paz.
    Um abraço amiga.

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  31. Your marmalade looks so yummy! They make great gifts for the holiday! We are into anything pumpkin these days! Hope all it well - thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

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    1. Pumpkins season is just begining here too. We mostly make dessert from it. Thanks for your nice comment dear friend. Have a nice day.

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  32. Sembra davvero tutto molto buono!

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  33. Estou chegando agora
    por aqui e já
    estou amando.
    Maravilhosa publicação.
    Vou adorar que me visite.
    Bjins
    CatiahoAlc.

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  34. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    Abdel | Infinitely Posh.

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    1. Thanks alot Dear friend! Have a great week to you too. Enjoy!

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  36. Great, the recipe looks very delicious 😍😍 Regards!!

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    1. Thank you so much Dear friend! Have a nice day. Enjoy.

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  37. Your marmalade looks delicious, but it's too much sugar for me.
    Greetings!

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    1. I understand dear Pedro. I you want you can decrease the sugar or you can use alittle honey instead of the sugar. Thanks for the nice comment. Happy day.

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  39. La marmellata di prugne è tra la mie preferite, ho letto il tuo procedimento che è diverso dal solito che faccio io, segno la ricetta perchè voglio seguire passo passo la tua. Complimenti per questa meraviglia!

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  40. I like marmalade! Thank you very much for the detail post and cool recipe!)

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