Citrus Sunrise Marmalade


Awaken your senses with Citrus Sunrise Marmalade, a zesty spread that captures the essence of sun-ripened oranges in every jar. This homemade marmalade combines the tangy sweetness of oranges with a hint of bitterness, creating a delightful contrast that's perfect for starting your day on a bright note.

Citrus Sunrise Marmalade

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (including peeling and slicing)
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 4 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 37 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 9 g


  • Fresh oranges, thinly sliced with peel (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (750g / 1.7 lbs / 26.5 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Water (1 liter / 4.2 cups / 34 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Prepare Oranges: Thinly slice the oranges, retaining the peel.
  • Cook the Oranges: In a large pot, combine orange slices with water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add Sugar: Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Simmer and Thicken: Cook for 40 minutes, or until the marmalade reaches the desired consistency.
  • Test for Doneness: To test, place a small amount of marmalade on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  • Jar and Cool: Pour the hot marmalade into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choosing Oranges: Use a mix of sweet and bitter oranges for a balanced flavor.
  • Slice Thickness: Adjust the thickness of the orange slices according to your texture preference.
  • Removing Bitterness: If preferred, blanch the orange slices before cooking to reduce bitterness.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use other citrus fruits?

Yes, lemons, grapefruits, or a combination can be used for varied flavors.

How long does orange marmalade last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 2 months in the refrigerator.

Can I make the marmalade less sweet?

Yes, but adjust sugar to your liking, keeping in mind it helps in preservation.