How to make homemade orange marmalade

The orange marmalade , homemade preferably, is one of the ideal companions for breads and pastries at breakfast, you can even use it to spread a lemon cake.

Together others like strawberry or peach, making orange marmalade at home is a fairly simple process that can be entertaining and will help you save money by buying it from supermarkets.

This recipe for easy homemade orange marmalade has a lot of sugar .

The ingredients to prepare it are basically oranges and sugar. Then you can add a bit of lemon zest, also some shredded orange shell and if you're creative you can play with mixing fruits.

This, which I'll explain below, is the basic recipe to prepare it.

how to make homemade orange marmalade

How to make homemade orange marmalade


  • 1 kg of oranges
  • ½ kg of sugar
  • The grated skin of ½ lemon (optional to give it a bitter touch)


  1. Grate the skin (well washed previously) of 1 of the oranges that you are going to use and put it to boil in a cup of water for 15 minutes along with the grated skin of the half lemon. Once this time has elapsed strain and reserve.
  2. Peel all the oranges, removing all the white part that is under the skin.
  3. Cut the oranges into segments, remove the seeds and removes everything that is not pulp of the fruit as the white part of the skin and the membrane. Try not to waste any of the juice of the fruit while you cut it. Each drop is important to make this jam.
  4. Put the oranges cut in a deep saucepan and add the sugar and grated skin that you previously boiled.
  5. Cook over low heat for 1 hour , stirring every 10 minutes.
  6. Little by little it will take the consistency of jam. If you see that it is drying a lot add some extra orange juice (try to have reserved in case this happens).
  7. Once ready comes the packaging process that is important if you want your homemade orange marmalade Keep your stored time.
  8. Boil the glass containers that you will need to store the jam. Try to be the classics that everyone uses, of a normal size, never too big.
  9. Once dry, add the jam (freshly made and hot) in these containers, cover them well and put them upside down until its contents cool well.
  10. Already at this time you can store your orange marmalade in the fridge and it gives you to last a couple of months in good condition.
  11. If you want, you can make a second sterilized: once the containers with the jam inside are well closed, put them to boil for 30 minutes in a bain-marie in a larger pot where they fit comfortably. Let cool and save.

If you like this homemade orange jam recipe, you can try the strawberries recipe that is also published in Comedera.Com :

  • How to make homemade strawberries jam

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