Blood Orange Marmalade

Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 to 45 minutes


  • 2 pounds of blood oranges
  • 6 cups water
  • 5 cups white sugar
  • 2 oz. apple pectin (optional)

Step by Step

Prepare the Oranges

1. Thoroughly wash the oranges

2. Cut oranges in half from top to tail, then remove the seeds and core

3. Thinly slice each orange half to about 1/4 inch thick

Boil Oranges & Water

4. Place blood oranges and water into a large sauce pot

5. Bring to a boil over medium heat

Mix Sugar & Pectin

6. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and pectin (optional) together

7. Once the blood oranges and water are boiling, add the sugar and pectin

8. Reduce heat to a simmer for 15 minutes

Simmer & Check Consistency

9. After 15 minutes, check the consistency of the blood orange marmalade. If it is too runny, continue to simmer and reduce

10.  Be sure to stir the marmalade every 5 minutes or so to prevent it from sticking and burning

11. Recheck the consistency after 30 minutes. It should be reduced by half and on it’s way to being marmalade or jam consistency

12.  Continue cooking until the marmalade is thick and spreadable

Farm2ChefsTable Tip: To check the marmalade’s consistency, pop a plate in the freezer for 10 minutes and place a spoonful of marmalade onto it so that it cools down quickly. This will give you a better gauge of the consistency once it’s completely cooled.