Saturday, January 28, 2012

Orange Marmalade

I recently got a bunch of oranges. Now in my house oranges are not eaten by any but myself and having a bunch I didn't want them to go bad so I decided to make some marmalade. I also was making this with one of my family members in mind that has diabetes. I cut the amount of sugar in a normal recipe to an amount that was healthier. This recipe isn't a quick recipe, it does take some labor to complete this recipe. 


Cutting Board
Medium Sauce Pan
Metal Spoon
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cups
Mixing Bowl
3 Jars with Lids


4 Large Oranges
2 Lemons
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 C Water
1/2 C Orange Juice
4 Tbs Sugar
1 1/2 Tbs Low/No Sugar Pectin


Cut the oranges into fourths. Remove the peel from the segments, set the segments aside. Remove the white pit with a metal spoon from the peel. You want it to look like the one on the right.

Once the pit is removed you will want to slice in very thin strips. 

Then remove the membranes from the segment of oranges like the one on the right.

Then dice the oranges and 1/2 C orange juice then place them in the mixing bowl and set aside. 

Then place the 1 1/2 C water, baking soda, and strips of orange peel in sauce pan. Heat on medium high heat for 20 minutes covered, stirring occasionally. 

After the 20 minutes add the juice and oranges to the peel mixture. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, then add the juice from 2 lemons, sugar, and pectin. Bring back to boil and boil for 1 minute. 

Then pull off the heat and pour or ladle into jars or containers and chill. 


1 comment:

  1. This tasted absolutely FANTASTIC, and the incredible, wonderful smell when I first opened the jar filled the room!!! AWESOME!! THANK YOU!!