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Orange Marmalade in a glass jar.
Orange Marmalade
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins

Sweet orange jam

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make marmalade, orange jam, orange marmalade
Servings: 4 half pint (8 oz) jars
Calories: 226 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups orange peel cut into thin strips
  • 4 cups orange pulp chopped
  • 4-6 cups sugar
  1. Place peel in a sauce pan along with 6 cups of water. Boil for 5 minutes.

  2. Drain water and repeat: Boil for 5 minutes with 6 cups of water. 

  3. Drain water.

  4. Add pulp and 6 cups water. Boil for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and let stand for 12-18 hours.

  6. Bring mixture back to a boil and boil for 30-45 minutes until peel has softened.

  7. Turn heat to low and add sugar one cup at a time, stirring while adding to help dissolve. 

  8. Continue cooking, stirring often to avoid scorching, until mixture reaches the gelling point (30-45 minutes)

  9. Remove from heat and ladle hot marmalade into clean, sterilized half-pint jars.

  10. Freeze jam until needed, or process jars in boiling water canner for 10 minutes (adjust for altitude.) 

Recipe Notes

Plan ahead: This takes time to make and has a 12-18 hour period letting the peal and fruit sit.

Amount of sugar depends on how sweet you like your marmalade. I used 4 cups for a tarter jam. 

Recipe adapted from Ball Blue Book



Nutrition Facts
Orange Marmalade
Amount Per Serving (25 g)
Calories 226
% Daily Value*
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 54g60%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 40.3mg49%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.