Orange Marmalade


This week’s recipe, Orange Marmalade was my favorite spread on bread with a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate :).
My older sister used to make, bottle and distribute different flavors back in Ghana when we were growing up. And Ghana has some of the best oranges in the world. Although there was an abundance of it, I never got tired of eating my favorite marmalade mixed with butter on a nice soft bread.
Yesterday, I was finally able to make my favorite Orange Marmalade, yay! And yes, I got some soft bread from the store together with butter as seen in the picture below. So I tried the marmalade this morning and it was exactly like I expected it to be. Yay!!!

Marmalade
Orange Marmalade

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Orange Marmalade
Orange marmalade is made from the juice and peel that comes from the orange.
Marmalade
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 12 Hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 12 Hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Marmalade
Instructions
  1. Remove the rind from the orange and set aside
  2. Put the oranges in a food processor and blend until its nice and smooth.
  3. Cut the orange rinds into fine small pieces and set aside.
  4. Repeat the same process with the lemon
  5. Pour the sugar, water, rinds, orange and lemon in a cooking pan and boil at medium heat for about 25 minutes and lower for the last 20 minutes.
  6. When its cooked let it cool for about 10 minutes then pour into a jar and refrigerate it for about 12 hours or overnight.
  7. Your delicious Jam is ready! Enjoy it with a buttered bread!
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34 thoughts on “Orange Marmalade

  1. traditionallymodernfood

    is making hoemmade orange marmalade this simple, i am definately going to try this one.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes it is Vidya! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Alicia

    Can you use tangerines to make this? We always seem to have an abundance of those.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Actually, tangerines will be great, I would like to try it using tangerines I think it might be slightly better. Thanks for stopping by Alicia!

  3. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    I love making marmalade and look forward to Seville orange season each year. I would love to try making some marmalade with oranges from Ghana. I like how you blend the oranges before you cook them.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Sarah, marmalade’s the best. I know Sarah, those Ghana oranges are so sweet, we had a tree in our backyard growing up. Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

  4. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    I have never made marmalade. My husband’s grandparents were from England, and they ate it often. I have used it in recipes…but this would be so much better than store bought. Having your own tree would be awesome…doesn’t get fresher than that.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Home made marmalade is much better than the store brand, and even better if you can get your hands on organic oranges. Thanks for stopping Gloria!

  5. Lynn | The Road to Honey

    For some reason I don’t associate Western Africa with oranges so I was a bit surprised to hear that they were plentiful in Ghana and that marmalade was a favorite when you lived there. When I lived in Kenya. . .I don’t recall ever really seeing an orange. . .and if I did they were always outrageously expensive. But this orange marmalade looks so wonderful and I’m glad that you finally got around to making something that was so near and dear to your heart and reminds you of home.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Lynn, we have tons of oranges in Ghana. And you’ll find a tree in most of Southern Ghana. Ghana is a little different from Kenya in that respect. Thanks for stopping by Lynn!

  6. GiGi

    I don’t think I have ever had marmalade before in my life – But I have seen people put it on piping hot scones before and it smells pretty dang good!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You should try it Gigi, its really good! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Nicole

    This looks so easy I can’t wait to try making my own marmalade. It would make a lovely thoughtul gift too.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Nicole, its really easy to make. If you ever try it please share some pictures with me.

  8. Lynne

    How wonderful that you could make a batch of marmalade that was as good as you remember. That does not happen very often! I can only imagine how good oranges from Ghana taste. Wonderful!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Lynne, it did bring back memories, and yes the oranges in Ghana are out of this world :). Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Marie-Pierre

    Marmalade brings back lots of childhood memories for me too! My grandma used to makes some with those mini wild strawberries that we would hand pick. Nothing like a nice toast with a handmade marmalade! I’ll give your recipe a try for sure!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I’m glad to know you’re also a big fan of marmalade. And I love strawberry jam as well, yummmy! Thanks for stopping by Marie-Pierre.

  10. Amy

    As a kid I was never a fan of orange marmalade but recently discovered that as an adult I love it! And I have a friend nearby who always has an overbundance of oranges that she shares with me so I will have to give this a try!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Mmm Yum!!! Nothing like some fresh organic oranges to make marmalade! Thanks for stopping by Amy!

  11. Nicole

    That looks yummy. I love how you have nice chunks of the orange rind, that’s my favorite part of marmalade. I can’t wait to give this a try!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      The rinds definitely makes the marmalade.

  12. April

    Those oranges sound amazing. Making me hungry. I love marmalade but I’m sure homemade tastes a 100 times better.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You’re right April, I don’t I can buy marmalade from the store anymore.

  13. Jackie Garvin

    I’ve never made marmalade but this post inspires me. We have an abundance of oranges and Meyer lemons in our backyard grove. Your recipe is simple and straightforward. I have no excuses for not giving marmalade a try.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Jackie, no excuses no explanations! Get it done and let me know about it.

  14. andrea

    i love orange marmalade it is so good with warm bread and butter it transport me back to my childhood.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I love it with warm bread and butter as well!

  15. Eileen

    Orange marmalade is one of my all time favorites. I haven’t tried making it with brown sugar. What a great idea!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It’s great with brown sugar, thanks for stopping Eileen!

  16. Azlin Bloor

    Oh my goodness, now you got me hankering for some good old fashioned marmalade, Fred! This look awesome. Does your sister still bottle and distribute hers?

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes she does. Its quite simple to make, do it and let me know about it.

  17. Emily

    It’s been a while since I made my own jam or marmalade, this sounds so delicious, I need to give it a go.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You need to try it its quite simple. Let me know when you try it.


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