This classic orange marmalade is a pretty gift for the holidays.

Iris Raven
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1994


Recipe Summary

50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oranges, lemon and water in a large wide saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a simmer. Simmer very gently over low heat for 2 hours.

  • Remove from the heat. Transfer the fruit with a slotted spoon to a cutting board and let cool 5 minutes. (Do not discard the liquid in the pan.) Cut the oranges and lemon in half; scoop out pulp, pith and seeds and add to the pan. Reserve the orange shells and discard the lemon shells. Bring the fruit mixture to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.

  • Strain the fruit mixture through a colander lined with dampened cheesecloth into a bowl. Gather the ends of the cheesecloth and twist out any remaining juice. Add water, if necessary, to make 6 cups. Return the juice to the pan.

  • Slice the reserved orange shells into thin strips and add to the fruit mixture. Stir in sugar and cook over low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to medium and boil, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching, until the jelling point is reached, about 25 minutes. (To test for jelling, place a spoonful of the mixture on a chilled plate and refrigerate for 2 minutes. The jelling point has been reached if the marmalade is firm enough to remain divided when a finger is drawn through it and there is no watery edge. Continue cooking and testing as necessary.)

  • Remove the marmalade from the heat and stir for 5 minutes, skimming off any foam. Ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Seal with canning lids and process 5 minutes in a boiling-water bath. Store in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 16.9g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 16.6g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 21.6IU; vitamin c 5.3mg 9% DV; folate 2.9mcg 1% DV; calcium 4.2mg; ironmg; magnesium 1mg; potassium 18.4mg 1% DV; sodium 0.2mg; thiaminmg 1% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Wonderful Marmalade! I loved the marmalade. Great way to use my delicious oranges. Pros: Simple recipe and easy to follow. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
We should not be required to guess as to what this recipe is and the entire explanation seems to be lacking in that regard. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I don't understand the 12/29/2009 comment posted here. It's Orange Marmalade. It's plainly stated in the title and the instructions say exactly how to make it and what all the ingredients are. As straightforward a recipe as Eating Well has posted. I haven't made it yet but it looks good and if I can find Seville oranges I may have to give it a try. I expect it would be a lovely addition to breakfast on Christmas morning. Read More