Citruslove: Homemade Orange Marmalade

Easy-to-make, delicious, and great for gifts, I love making this homemade orange marmalade when I have a surplus of citrus.

Easy-to-make, delicious, and great for gifts, I love making this homemade orange marmalade when I have a surplus of citrus.


It’s time for the start of another bloghop, and boy am I excited for this one! For the month of January the bloghop theme is citrus, which is very exciting. I have a small Valencia orange tree that’s finally starting to ripen, a Meyer lemon tree that’s loaded down with lemons, and a lime tree that’s fruiting; so this couldn’t be any more perfect.

Here’s a list of all of the people participating in the Bloghop this month!

Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose

Please join in on the #citruslove fun by linking up any citrus recipe from the month of January 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #citruslove event! The twitter hashtag is #citruslove :).
Making this Orange Marmalade is wonderfully simple, albeit a little time consuming. I ended up dividing my marmalade between two very small jars as gifts, but this recipe would fit perfectly into a 12 ounce Ball Jar. I definitely was inspired to make this by my Orange Marmalade Thumbprint cookies from last month, although there are a couple changes to the ingredients. πŸ™‚
Easy-to-make, delicious, and great for gifts, I love making this homemade orange marmalade when I have a surplus of citrus.

Homemade Orange Marmalade

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Canning Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy-to-make, delicious, and great for gifts, I love making this homemade orange marmalade when I have a surplus of citrus.


  • 4 Cups Peeled Orange Slices, De-seeded
  • 1/2 tsp. Orange Zest
  • 1/2 Cup Organic White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Arrowroot Powder or Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  1. Take the orange slices and place them into a blender or a food processor and blend until slightly chunky. Pour the contents of the blender into a large sauce pan, over medium heat.
  2. Add in orange zest, sugar, arrowroot powder, lemon juice and water, stir together. Simmer orange mixture, stirring occasionally, for roughly 25 minutes or until the mixture has the same consistency as jam. While the marmalade is thickening, sanitize your jar(s) by boiling it in a large pot for 15 minutes.
  3. When the marmalade is ready, pour it into the jar, seal with lid, then place it in a canning pot (or just a large enough pot so that it can be covered with water) that is filled with boiling water. Boil the jars for 10-15 minutes to seal them. Decorate them however you want, then gift them!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 0gSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 16 gFiber: 1gSugar: 12 gProtein: 0g

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This Homemade Orange Marmalade is terrific on your morning toast, in cookies (obviously ;)), oatmeal, or even in a marinade! I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the month and all of the #citruslove recipes that will be filling the blogosphere!

36 Comments on “Citruslove: Homemade Orange Marmalade

  1. Mm’ mm’ good, I really like this recipe! We made each others counterparts – ha, now I know what to do with all my oranges. Happy New Year!

  2. I’ve so jealous of the citrus fruit trees you have in your garden! I haven’t made jam or marmalade of any kind before but this recipe doesn’t look too difficult so i might just be able to give it a go soon!

    • I never thought to use it in a glaze but that only makes sense! Thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh I am so envious of your fruit trees! How lovely to be able to have all that fruit right at home. I’ve been wanting to learn how to make my own jams, marmalades and other home-canned treats so your tutorial will definitely come in handy for me!

    • It’s pretty awesome, and definitely one of the perks of living in Southern California. I can’t wait to try out some more jam/jelly recipes in the future!

    • Thank you! I’m loving all of the #citruslove going around.

  4. wow homemade orange marmalade! and i love how u used arrowroot to thicken. πŸ™‚ sending some #citruslove to you!

    • Arrowroot is one of my favorite ingredients! It’s so potent too, that reminds me that I need to get some more! πŸ™‚

  5. I love your Orange Marmalade recipe…it’s so much faster than mine which was from my Aunt. Thanks for showing us how to sterilize the jars. I must bookmark this. Thanks for sharing. Glad to do citrus-love with you!

    • Thank you! It sometimes seems overwhelming if you don’t have the proper tools for canning, so I wanted to show everyone that anyone can do it! πŸ™‚

    • Canning is so great, I think I’m going to to a series on it so that I can lay off of buying canned foods at the store. Way healthier!

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  7. Lovely marmalade recipe!Wow,you’re so lucky to have fruit trees in your backyard!Happy Citruslove πŸ™‚

  8. The recipe says 4 cups peeled orange slices….but I thought that the peel is usually left on oranges for marmalade. Just curious cuz I’m totally making this! Great to host #citruslove w/ you!

    • I don’t know if I’ve ever had orange marmalade that had the peels in it, sounds extremely interesting though!

  9. Looks great and you can use it in so many ways. I am impressed that you have you grow your own citrus fruits! Must be so exciting and inspiring πŸ™‚

    • It is very exciting! Now, only if they could ripen up just a TEENY bit more! πŸ˜‰

  10. All this time I was afraid to make marmalades, but your recipe has me intrigued! This looks so fun to make, and simply beautiful:-) Hugs, Terra

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