Juicy, flavorful and wonderfully textured Yakami Orchards Yuzu Marmalade is made with fresh, local yuzu from a collective of family farms in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture. Balanced out with honey and sugar, this yuzu marmalade is bright, tart and warmly sweet with every bite. If you haven’t yet come across yuzu, this Asian citrus brings together the fragrance of Meyer lemons, the tartness of lime, and the pithy bitterness of grapefruit. It’s ideal for marmalade, which preserves all the subtle complexities of the fruit. Just by opening a jar of Yakami Orchards’ product, you’ll be able to smell the bright and subtly floral aroma of yuzu. We love the plentiful chunks of yuzu rind, which are thinly sliced and add texture without making the marmalade clumpy. The yuzu pieces contribute a pop of piney bitterness that is a pleasant counterbalance for the overall sweet spread.
Yuzu marmalade is the ideal breakfast condiment—use it on anything from toast to Greek yogurt. We especially like it as a topping for oatmeal or porridge with a handful of crushed walnuts or pecans. The marmalade is also a great foil for charcuterie and both fresh and hard cheeses. Try spreading it on ricotta-topped toast, topped with a pinch of sea salt; you can also pair it with almond butter for a sophisticated twist on the PB&J, or dollop it on vanilla ice cream. The bright quality of this marmalade pairs well with the spicy ginger in our Marmalade Bundt Cake with Crystallized Ginger, or you can mix some into lemon bar filling for a surprise twist and added texture.
Yuzu marmalade is also a great ingredient in drinks: We like to substitute yuzu marmalade for the simple syrup in a classic pisco sour to add another citrusy dimension, or pair it with rye or bourbon for a brighter version of an old fashioned. Add a spoonful to black tea as they do in Russia, or dissolve 1 to 2 tablespoons yuzu marmalade in hot water for a classic Korean drink, yuja tea.