For today, I made an orange marmalade. I love oranges! And it’s orange season! As a kid growing up in Spain, I would have a fresh squeezed orange juice every day. (Thanks mom!) Here in the US, I don’t do it as often, but makes for a nice treat.
Oranges are so healthy, and since it is orange season, I try to utilize oranges as much as I can. This recipe is so tasty, I love it!
Ingredients for about 3 jars of 10 oz and 1 jar of 6oz:
- 2 lbs oranges peeled and quartered (about 6 oranges)
- 1 small lemon peeled (if it’s big, cut in half).
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 cups water
Cut the skin of the orange and the lemon into julienne strips or into 1/4 inch strips.
Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil and boil the cut strips for 15 minutes and set aside.
In a large pot, bring the 1/3 cup of water to a boil, add the oranges, the sugar and the orange and lemon strips. Reduce the heat, and let it simmer.
Continue to cook on low heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. Stir every 20 minutes.
To keep the jam fresh in a jars, I first boiled the jars, then added the jam to about 1/8 inch from the top. Place the lids tightly on and place the jars upside down on the counter. Allow the jam to cool before turning right side up. Leave it upside down for a few hours.
Easy and now you should have fresh marmalade for months to come. Also, makes great gifts!
I love to eat this marmalade with a piece of homemade bread with butter. Delicious!