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Orange Marmalade in a glass jar.
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5 from 5 votes

Orange Marmalade

Sweet orange jam
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 half pint (8 oz) jars
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 cups orange peel cut into thin strips
  • 4 cups orange pulp chopped
  • 4-6 cups sugar


  • Place peel in a sauce pan along with 6 cups of water. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain water and repeat: Boil for 5 minutes with 6 cups of water. 
  • Drain water.
  • Add pulp and 6 cups water. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 12-18 hours.
  • Bring mixture back to a boil and boil for 30-45 minutes until peel has softened.
  • Turn heat to low and add sugar one cup at a time, stirring while adding to help dissolve. 
  • Continue cooking, stirring often to avoid scorching, until mixture reaches the gelling point (30-45 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and ladle hot marmalade into clean, sterilized half-pint jars.
  • Freeze jam until needed, or process jars in boiling water canner for 10 minutes (adjust for altitude.) 


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


Serving: 25g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 40.3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.2mg