Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Guest Post - Marmalade

I am excited to introduce you guys t CJ from Morsels of Life - she has a great recipe to share with you all today - and if you want to checkout my delicious recipe for Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs - I'll be sharing it with CJ's readers today - come by and say "Hi!"

Hi everyone! I'm CJ from Morsels of Life. I am so excited to share this Marmalade recipe with you today at Mostly Food and Crafts!

Morsels of Life

If you like this recipe, you'll find lots more at Morsels of Life - a food blog where I share my latest experiments! My cooking philosophy is simple and straightforward – everyday materials and easy methods. :) I hope you'll join me!

Morsels of Life - Marmalade

I found making the Ginger Grapefruit Marmalade fairly easy, and we had some oranges, so I thought I'd make some regular marmalade too. This marmalade is much simpler than the Ginger Grapefruit Marmalade - just 3 ingredients! You only need some oranges, sweetener, and water. You don't even need any pectin since there's enough in the oranges themselves! I made my peel slices about 1/4 inch thick, but comparing to some store-bought marmalade, I think 1/8 or even 1/16 inch thick slices would be better. Of course, you're free to make the peels any size you'd like. You could even make peel bits by cutting the peel into confetti pieces instead of strips - it's all up to you.


A simple sweet orange marmalade with thin slices of peel.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Yield: 2 pints

  • 1 pound oranges, washed
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  1. Juice the oranges into a pot.
  2. Remove the remaining membranes and pulp, leaving behind the peel and pith.
  3. Place the membranes and seeds in a cheesecloth and tie it off.
  4. Slice peels into about 1/8 inch strips.
  5. Place all materials into a pot and simmer until peels get tender and mixture thickens, about 2 hours. Stir roughly every 15 minutes, squeezing juices from cheesecloth when you do.
Thank you so much CJ - I have never made Marmalade before but you make it sound so easy - I can't wait to give this a try!


  1. What a fun blog swap! I'm such a sucker for grapefruit in the winter and the ginger sounds like the perfect way to take away some of the bitterness from the pith!

  2. Thanks for swapping with me, Danielle!

    @Joanne - the ginger really added some extra tastiness. Def recommend it. :)


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