Monday, December 23, 2013

Orange and Lemon Marmalade..a Gift from the Kitchen!


Jam is always a nice little gift to give someone for Christmas. This bright and pretty marmalade is simple to make. It's wonderful served on toast, biscuits, or buns. Or add to your meatball sauce for a little pizazz. And let me not forget, have you tried marmalade muffins? These are just a few ideas but no matter how you will use it..it is delicious!
And there is just the best citrusy aroma wafting through the house as this jam cooks.
So if you are still wondering what to give someone or add to a gift basket..wonder no more, you can quickly whip up a batch of this marmalade!
  • 4 large oranges
  • 2 medium sized lemons
  • 5 cups sugar
  1. Wash fruit, cut off any blemishes and remove seeds, leave peel on.
  2. Cut fruit into chunks and chop up finely in the food processor.
  3. Pour into a large pot, stir in sugar using a long handled wooden spoon.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat, once it boils lower heat to medium high. Cook till it thickens, this process will take approx 20 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally, be careful as the jam will splatter. That's why it is important to use a large pot and a long handled wooden spoon.
  6. Spoon into jars, wipe edges clean and screw on tops. As the jars seal, you will hear the lids pop indicating the jar is sealed. 
  7. Once cooled, refrigerate if not using right away. It will keep in the fridge for a long time, I put my jams in my spare fridge and they keep well for a number of months.
  8. There you have it..5 jars of pretty and delicious jam to give as gifts! Maybe keep one for yourself:) You can use paper cupcake liners to add a nice touch. This cute cupcake liner is a gift from my dear friend, Ellen!



6 comments:

  1. I'm so hungry for this marmalade now. I recently was told by someone that marmalade on toast with peanut butter is delicious so I tried it and had to agree. This recipe has so few ingredients in it and I'm sure going to try it.

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  2. Delicious! I just love citrus anything! Thank you for recipe. Have a Blessed and Merry CHRISTmas to all there!!

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  3. What a great idea for cute cupcake cups! Love that...

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  4. that looks so good! I made some cranberry marmalade this morning and have already given it away.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  5. I do love marmalade, and look how easy! When I think of what we used to go through when making jam: huge batches and terrifying amounts of sugar. Now we don't even have to process it, or get tired of the it long before it's used up.. Little batches are such a good idea. I'm going to make this.

    I did make cranberry maple jam this year using real maple syrup in place of the sugar. It's not cranberry jelly, but jam, boiled with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange. So yummy.

    Sharon

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  6. Love the cup cake paper. We mix orange marmalade with cranberry sauce to make a kind of chutney as nobody but me likes cranberry sauce plain. Blessings to all of you. Nadolig Llawen i bawb. Angharad

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