Homemade Orange Marmalade is perfect for toast, bagels and pairing with afternoon tea. Orange Marmalade is one of my favorites but it can be a bit pricey to buy at the store, so I decided to make my own and I have to say I prefer it over the store bought.
Plus I like knowing the ingredients are fresh and good for my family and myself. I put my marmalade on a bagel with cream cheese and it was a perfect breakfast paired with my coffee! Of course it always reminds me of Paddington Bear when I enjoy it with a cup of tea which makes me smile.
I hope you enjoy this easy homemade recipe for Orange Marmalade. It is Paddington approved.
Homemade Orange Marmalade
- 4 whole oranges
- 1 whole lemon
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1 cup sugar
- Wash fruit, cut in half, remove seeds and stem end.
- Slice very thin or grind fine.
- For every cup of fruit, add 1-1/2 cups water.
- Let stand overnight.
- Pour into heavy kettle and cook slowly for 1 to 2 hours; or until tender.
- Let sit overnight again.
- For each cup of fruit, add 1 cup of white sugar and cook 20 minutes or until mixture sheets from the side of a spoon.
- The "sheet test" is when a spoon filled with jelly (in this case marmalade) is tilted, two drips poured from the side of a spoon flow together as one.
- Pour into hot, sterilized glasses and seal.
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