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Orange Marmalade

February 24, 2015

I kind of have this thing against canning. Have I actually ‘can-canned’ (no, not in a line-up of girls in stilettos)… But the whole boiling cans, sealing, etc, bit? I haven’t. So I guess I shouldn’t judge it until I’ve tried it; but it just seems like too much work and something about ‘cooked’ oranges that turn bitter doesn’t appeal to me. Instant fresh fruit jams, on the other hand are right up my alley. With oranges in season and only .50 per/lb (no lie, a bag of 10 was $2) I was determined to make a quick and easy fresh orange marmalade freezer jam. The addition of pineapple was kind of a spur of the moment gamble. So was the lemon. But both definitely paid off — the perfect blend of tart and sweet with all the freshness of vibrant fruit, still intact. I call it a little jar of good-morning, sunshine!

Oh and few tips: for the zest, use a citrus zester (not a vegetable peeler); it makes for a better texture than your typical orange marmalade. I use THIS pectin. And a blender/food processor reduces chopping time significantly.

6 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth F February 25, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this! Such a colorful, bright recipe for the middle of winter!

  • Reply Stephanie Kofroth March 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    This looks delicious! Have you made any other marmalades before?

  • Reply kathryn hibbert December 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you x 3!! Freezer Orange Marmalade recipes have alluded me for quite some time! We’ve got a dozen fresh off my daughters’ tree and flown home the same day! Other than a stocking stuffer -that can’t be just a New England tradition- I want to do something wonderful for the marmalade man in my life. Off to the store for pectin!

  • Reply Barb March 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    you list zest from 4 oranges twice, is that a mistake or the real thing?

    • Reply missy March 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      no just once. my apologies!

  • Reply Dianne August 6, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Hi, Excited to see this, I feel the same about canning!! Do you think Valencia oranges would work?

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