Caffè Sicilia’s Pink Grapefruit Marmalade is full of whole chunks of soft fruit for a satisfying texture. With its lovely pink-orange color, it has all the aromatic complexity and freshness of this quintessential Mediterranean citrus. The juicy sourness is delicately complemented by bitter notes and mild sweetness with subtle savory marks. An elegant tannic and resinous note of essential oils completes the taste. Star Ruby, a particularly succulent grapefruit grown around Noto, is the variety used by pastry chef Corrado Assenza in his Caffè Sicilia.
This marmalade is mostly fruit! And it's the perfect way to enjoy the essence of real Sicilian grapefruit on toast, pastries, or as a filling for a traditional Italian crostata. Something more adventurous? Try it with charcoal-grilled sweet vegetables such as onions, fennel, and bok choy. His highness Corrado Assenza insists on using the best ingredients he can find from local farms for his marmalades, nuts, and sweets, all produced by hand in the shop’s kitchen. He is a legend, a genius of Sicilian sweets.
Caffè Sicilia's jams and marmalades offer the unexpected, full of sharp and surprising flavors. These preserves were made with no tricks: they have no pectin, citric acid, or lemon juice. They are made exclusively with ripe fruit and have little in common with your ordinary jam, laden with cooked fruit notes. When Corrado makes them, he's not looking for a way to change the fruit flavor through cooking. He simply aims to preserve the fruit's freshness in a jar.