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Delicious Easy Marmalade Recipe

Updated on April 7, 2014

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Their are a whole range of marmalades, bitter, sweet, shredless or with fine or chunky peel in them. The range of sweetness varies too and that is why I love this recipe - because it is so easy to adapt it to your own particular taste.


Try using different types of oranges and see which you like best
Try using different types of oranges and see which you like best | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2 small or 1 large jar


  • Oranges 2, ones with thin peel work best
  • Lemon 1, Unwaxed
  • Caster Sugar 1 cup
  • Water 1/2 cup

Simmer for 30 minutes

Marmalade cooking  - watch it doesn't stick and beware it spatters when cooking.
Marmalade cooking - watch it doesn't stick and beware it spatters when cooking. | Source

How to make the marmalade

  1. Begin by washing the fruit, then roughly chop the oranges and lemon and remove pips.
  2. Place the fruit in a food processor and whizz until peel is finely chopped.
  3. Put fruit in saucepan with sugar and water and bring to boil.
  4. Once boiling reduce to a low simmer for 30 minutes - check frequently and stir to avoid it sticking to pan.
  5. After 30 minutes turn off the heat.
  6. Transfer to jar and keep in fridge for up to 3 months.

Delicious for Breakfast

Just add to wholemeal bread for a superb breakfast
Just add to wholemeal bread for a superb breakfast | Source

Make it your own

It is very easy to adapt this recipe so it is exactly how you like your marmalade. I like the lemon as it stops it being too sweet. You could use another orange if preferred.

Adjust the size of the peel for a chunkier marmalade simply don't whizz in the food processor for as long.

I made this with golden granulated sugar and it worked just as well.

Try adding an additional flavour - maybe ginger or even nutmeg

It's so nice I have used it in cakes and on scones instead of jam

The Advantage of Making Your Own

I love cooking and I love eating BUT I also like to stay the size I am and I am conscious about what I eat. I love making my own marmalade because I know exactly what it contains. For the purists I know I don't grow my own oranges or refine my own sugar but I know what I put in it and I know that is all that is in it. I find this is a really flavoursome fruity recipe and I love that I can adapt it to my own taste.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 teaspoon
Calories 50
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 13 g4%
Sugar 12 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • hellovictoria profile image


      7 years ago from Atlanta

      I didn't realize it was so easy to make marmalade! I'm definitely going to try this soon - thanks for sharing!

    • Sheila Mulvenney profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Bedford

      Glad you thought that - it really is and do let me know what you think if you make it

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      7 years ago

      Yes, this does look easy. Thanks!


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