This Easy Orange Marmalade Recipe will become a staple in your kitchen. Sweet and tart, spiked with vanilla, it’s perfect on toast, pancakes or stirred into a savory sauce.

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I’m a jam fan….really…I am.  I always loved spreading jelly and jam in a thick, clumpy layer on a slice of bread before sandwiching together with an equally generously peanut buttered slice…making the messiest, tastiest PB&J sandwich ever.

When I was little, I always thought I was a culinary adventurous when I broke out the strawberry and raspberry jam.  I mean, really…didn’t everyone reach for the Concord grape?  I was a rebel living on the edge.

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Until one time…..I saw a jar of bright and sunny Orange Marmalade.  I was curious and excited.  I couldn’t wait to dip my trowel into that jar and once I did….holy cow, why were there orange rinds in there!?!??

I was seriously horrified and didn’t even bother trying it.  I mean, who in their right mind would eat something that was swimming with the part of the orange that I throw in the trash.

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Fast forward about 15 years (yeah, it took a little while to shake that one off) and I encountered a little coffee shop near my office that had the most fabulous scones.  They were served with a variety of homemade jams and spreads, like this Strawberry Jam.

Then I saw it….the gorgeous glow of the Orange Marmalade.  It smelled fabulous…with a hint of vanilla that kinda reminded me of an orange creamsicle. So, I dove in and spread a healthy helping of the marmalade on my cinnamon scone.

And then I hated my younger self for not trying this fantastic creation years ago.  I had missed out on the gloriousness of orange marmalade.

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This Easy Orange Marmalade recipe is so simple to make.  You’ll need some time to hang out a bit so you can stir occasionally….and it takes a bit of time to thicken up to a jam consistency, but your patience will be rewarded.

Try to use a sweet orange like a Cara Cara. And don’t skip the vanilla, it adds a creamy note that is absolutely amazing making it stand out from the usual marmalades I’ve tried. It’s fantastic spread on pancakes or a slice of homemade bread.

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And if you’re feeling adventurous….and can get your hands on some figs, definitely give this Fig Jam a try.  It’s equally amazing! Or even go the savory route with this Sweet Tomato Jam!  It’s so easy and a pleasant surprise to your holiday cheese board in the winter months!

This Easy Orange Marmalade recipe is fabulous used in SAVORY recipes, too!  I made my own twist on everyone’s favorite Slow Cooker meatballs HERE!

Get the Recipe: Easy Orange Marmalade Recipe

Quick and easy Orange Marmalade recipe made from scratch! Sweet, tangy and fantastic for all your breakfast and brunch spreads.
4.74 from 30 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound oranges, about 4 medium
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Slice the oranges thinly, approximately 1/8 inch thick, picking out the seeds as you go. A mandolin makes this process move quickly.
  • Place the orange sliced in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir in the water, sugar and vanilla.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn the heat to low.
  • Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has darkened in color and thickened to a jammy consistency. The process will take approximately 35-40 minutes and the temperature will read 222-223 F on a candy thermometer.
  • Carefully transfer the marmalade to canning jars and seal with the lid.
  • Marmalade can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in an airtight container.
Serving: 2g, Calories: 332kcal, Carbohydrates: 84g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 273mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 80g, Vitamin A: 340IU, Vitamin C: 80.4mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 0.1mg