Sunday, October 7, 2012

All Things Orange #SundaySupper Classic Orange Marmalade

What rhymes with orange?
Not one word.
How many orange recipes can you make?
Our amazing #SundaySupper group has come up with 60!!!!

Our host this week is Pam @The Meltaways.

The days may be getting shorter, the nights a little cooler, but Autumn brings brilliant colors, warm spices, the magical time for little Trick or Treaters and wonderful comforting foods.

Orange marmalade is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast on buttered toast, or even at night with saltine crackers and a nice, hot cup of tea.  It makes a great Hostess gift for the holidays!
You are in for a real treat if you get the batch that has the lemon in it!

5 to 6 medium seedless oranges
1 lemon
8 cups sugar

Wash the oranges and lemon thoroughly.  Cut the oranges and lemon into 1/8-inch slices using a mandoline, removing the seeds as you go.  Stack the orange slices and cut them into quarters.

Put the oranges and lemon in an 8-quart stainless steel pot.  Add 8 cups water and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often.
Lower the heat to simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 40 minutes, or until the oranges are very soft.

Put a small plate in the freezer (for testing)
Increase the heat under the orange mixture to return to a full boil.  Add the sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 220 to 223 degrees F and darkens slightly in color.

Dont panic is you don't have a candy thermometer!!
You really don't need it if you test the readiness of the marmalade on the chilled plate.

You can see this is still a little runny.

I boiled this mixture for about 25-20 minutes and it read 225 degrees F. on the candy thermometer.
The tricky part is testing it on the plate every few minutes during the end of the cooking time.

Pour the marmalade into clean, hot mason jars; wipe the rims thoroughly with a clean damp paper towel and seal with the lids.
Store in the pantry for up to a year.*

The #SundaySupper family is using the spirit of the season to inspire you and will be sharing some fabulous dishes at the #SundaySupper table this week, and we do hope that you’ll join us!
Just look at all of the fabulous dishes being offered up this week:
 Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)

Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze
Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade
Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter
Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing

High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)
Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup
Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup
Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans
Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup
Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad
Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad

Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew
Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken
Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar
Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)
Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce
Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles
Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa
Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread
Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole
Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls
Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise

Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze
Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake
Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake
Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies
Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.
We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes featuring our favorite fall color.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.

~Adapted from Ina Garten and Good Eats
*There were two different preserving methods for the marmalade.  One was to use the water bath method and it would last for six months.  The other was to just seal the jars and it would last up to one year.  I cannot guarantee any of these!
Labels from Artwork by Amy Moss


  1. I love the bright colours of orange marmalade, such a perfect addition for those dark mornings when we are eating breakfast before the sun comes up.

  2. I love orange marmalade! This recipe sure is easier than the last one I made, I hope to give it a try. Happy Sunday:@)

  3. Perfect choice for this week - thank you so much for joining in! Your marmalade looks incredible!

  4. What a great idea for Christmas gifts! I love orange marmalade. You made it look easy enough, too.

  5. Simply elegant! A great hostess gift!!!!

  6. This is a wonderful gift, and so pretty with the label and sash! I´ve been thinking of making orange marmalade these last few weeks. Wonderful recipe!

  7. Classic marmalade and wonderful for homemade gifts. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  8. I love orange marmalade, I use it to glaze chicken too! I never tried making it. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Simple and elegant! Makes me want to get in the kitchen and start making jams, marmalades and butters for Christmas. Looks amazing!

  10. This is definitely a great Christmas gift. Love the way you decor the bottle. Love the color or this orange marmalade. I will try this soon! Thanks for sharing, Patti!

  11. What a gorgeous marmalade! This would be perfect on some toast....simple and delicious!

  12. What a great gift idea for the holidays!

  13. Didnt realize such a delicious marmalade could be so simple to make. Thanks for sharing

  14. Didnt realize such a delicious marmalade could be so simple to make. Thanks for sharing

  15. I love orange marmalade and I can't wait to make this! YUM!

  16. What a gorgeous color on your marmalade! It just glows!!! This is a great idea for Christmas gifts :-)

  17. It looks beautiful in the pictures--what a great holiday gift!

  18. Oh, marmelade -so good, and beautiful. A ray of sunshine in the dark of winter :) - We will have to make it :) Thank you for sharing! ~ Bea

  19. How great are your pictures and how lovely that marmalade looks!!

  20. Your jars of marmalade are so beautiful! I'd be so thrilled to get a jar of this as a holiday gift (hint hint - I'm privately emailing you my home address ;) Seriously though, I love marmalade but haven't eaten it in years. We used to have it all the time when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe.

  21. Very orange indeed!! I love giving homemade gifts, mainly because I don't know what else to get that isn't generic like candles or gift cards or whatever. I bet your recipients will love you for this.

  22. Orange marmalade is a weakness of mine! This recipe makes it seem so easy to make!

  23. Awesome marmalade! Lovely bright color and beautiful pics too :)

  24. So simple and delicious looking!

  25. I will definitely make this recipe

  26. Grat tips on testing the marmelade. This would make a great homemade gift! Looks fantastic!

  27. Never been a fan of marmalade, but I think that's because it's always storebought! Love this

  28. This looks beautiful and would make lovely gifts. I always test doneness by keeping a plate in the freezer with five metal spoons. You take a representative sample of the jam or marmalade, place it on a frozen spoon, place it back in the freezer for about 3-4 minutes (until the bottom of the spoon feels neither hot nor cold), and then tilt the spoon to check the consistency. It works like a charm every time. (I got the tip from The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, my absolute favorite source for jam, jelly, and marmalade recipes.)

  29. Looks fab! I love marmalade but have never made my own before. Well done!

  30. Okay, I absolute ADORE marmalade. I blow through all of those jars in about a week's time. Should I be ashamed? ;P This sounds fantastic!

  31. Oh you know I couldn't wait to see this recipe Patti. This just screams at me to make some. Pinned and definitely added to the list of recipes to make!
    It doesn't even look hard and I love your tips!

  32. Yum! looks perfect for toast in the morning.

  33. Oh yummy I bet my daughter would scoop this up with anything!! Happy #SS

  34. I feel silly that I had no idea you didn't have to peel the oranges! These would make such pretty gifts! I really need a candy thermometer. I can't believe I don't have one...

    Jamie @

  35. Oh my marmalade is my most favorite things!! I had no clue I could make it with only 3 ingredients. Pinning into my food gifts board on Pinterest!

  36. What a gorgeous color! Orange makes me happy, and so does marmalade!

  37. Do you have any idea how much I love Orange Marmalade? It is a staple in our home and I can't wait to try this recipe.

  38. Oh my gosh, this is amazing. It reminds me of my gramma's place, she would always have orange marmalade with breakfast. I have such great memories of it.

  39. Orange Marmalade is a staple in my household! A very nice option for gifting. Thank you for sharing with us, Patti!

  40. Great tip about how to test for readiness on a chilled plate. My husband loves orange marmalade; maybe I'll surprise him with a batch of homemade.

  41. Beautiful!! :) I love orange marm, but have never made it, this has totally inspired me to make my own.

  42. So divine and just 3 ingredients !! Look beautiful ! Love marmalade, never made it. maybe will give this shot. I may try it with half agave nectar. Thanks for sharing. Can just taste it !

  43. What picture perfect marmalade! I wish I had some for my morning must taste incredible!!!! Perfect #Sunday Supper dish :)

  44. My grandma always had orange marmalade around when we were kids. This looks great.

  45. I love this! and it looks great in these jars! So pretty!

  46. The cold plate test should look like? Is is suppose to be not runny? I would love to make marmalade at home. I think it would be a great gift or perfect for my thanksgiving ham.

  47. Made this recipe and it turned out great!


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