Marmellata d’Arance {Orange Marmalade}

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Want to know a secret? Last summer I caught the canning bug. I thought it was something incredibly difficult and not for me. Was I ever wrong! Yes I admit it’s a little time consuming but it couldn’t be easier and you reap the benefits all year long. You already know we can our tomatoes, but we loves jellies, jams and marmalades too.

With all the fresh fruit in season right now it’s the perfect time to take advantage and can as much as possible! This year we’re starting off with oranges. Marmellata d’Arance {Orange Marmalade} is one of our favorite ways to enjoy oranges. We love it’s chunky texture, tang and versatility.


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I learned a little something about Valencia oranges recently. Green is actually Good when it comes to Valencia oranges. When Valencias ripen on the tree they turn a bright orange, but the warm temps may make their skin reabsorb chlorophyll as they hang on the tree causing the orange to look partly green. But not to worry though they’re still ripe and delicious on the inside. Sunkist Valencia Oranges Re-greening Video


This recipe makes enough to share. It goes beautifully on a baguette or my favorite way spread on a croissant. It’s even fantastic usedΒ  in sauce recipes adding another level of flavor!

If you need more ideas for your oranges you can findΒ  additional Sunkist citrus recipes here.


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Marmellata d’Arance {Orange Marmalade}
What you’ll need: {makes approximately 7 -1/2 pint jars of marmalade}
4 pounds Valencia oranges
4 cups sugar

What to do:
1. Using a fork, prick oranges all over and place them into a stock pot. Cover with water and soak overnight.

2. Using a vegetable peeler, carefully remove the rind from 3-4 oranges. Using a sharp knife, remove any white pith. Cut the rind into extremely thin slices. Set aside.

3. Peel oranges, discarding their peels. Remove the white membranes from oranges as well as any seeds. Cut oranges into small cubes.

4. Place orange pieces and sugar into a large sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stirring frequently. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer until temperature reaches 225 degrees, approximately 45 minutes.

5. Into a smaller sauce pan add orange rind slices and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for approximately 4 minutes. Drain. Add slices to orange mixture during last minutes of cooking.

6. Ladle the marmalade into sterilized jars. Top with sterilized lids/rims. Boil the jars according to your canning pots directions.

7. CAREFULLY remove jars. Place them on a towel, careful not to touch each other, and allow them to cool completely before storing.

Buon Appetito!


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  1. 1

    oh my ! the marmalade looks delicious πŸ˜€ gorgeous color

  2. 2

    I love orange marmalade but for whatever reason have never made it at home. I think it about time we change that πŸ˜‰

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    Yum…Orange Marm is my fave of all time. I have a huge bowl of oranges right now too (thanks Costco). Totally making this. Thank you again for the blog lovin Paula! You are the best.

    Farmgirl Hogs & Quiches to you!

  4. 4

    Mmm! We love marmalade in this house. Nothing quite so British as marmalade on toasted crumpets with a cup of tea, for sure!

  5. 5

    Every winter I look at my trees dripping with oranges and try to think of ways to use them all up. I ended up giving away bushels this year. Next year I’ll try to remember this perfect idea. That way I’ll have marmalade to giveaway too. GREG

  6. 6

    Ooh love the color you achieved on ths marmalade. So good! My hubs makes the best corned beed slathered with orange marmalade!!

  7. 7

    I LOVE orange marmalade! I always thought canning was difficult too until I picked it up last year and love it! I really want to try my hand at orange marmalade.

  8. 8

    I have not yet caught the canning bug but now I think it is time to. Gorgeous marmalade!

  9. 9

    I just recently started canning and I think this is the next recipe I’ll be trying. I can’t wait to give a jar to my Dad, he’s a marmalade freak! Thank you!

  10. 10

    Beautiful!! I make orange marmalade every fall…as a matter of fact, I make marmalade from whatever I can get my hands on! πŸ™‚

  11. 11

    What a lovely recipe! Yum!

  12. 12

    I adore anything orange but I have yet to try making my own marmalade. I’m about to change all of that. Great recipe πŸ™‚

  13. 13

    Mmmmm, I love marmalade and haven’t made any in FOREVER! Sounds like I need to make some… πŸ™‚

  14. 14

    Beautiful recipe!

  15. 15

    I’ve been bitten by the canning bug, too…your marmalade is gorgeous!

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    I love home made preserves.

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    Anna /

    Hello πŸ™‚ My dad loves marmalade, and I’m keen to try making him some for Christmas – this recipe looks just beautiful! I was just wondering, does the soaking water for the oranges get thrown out, or do you use it to cook the oranges in? Do the whites and seeds of the oranges get thrown out too?


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