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Clementine Marmalade Recipe

If you're enjoying the citrus season and find yourself overly blessed with clementines, this Clementine Marmalade Recipe is a great way to use them up!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Processing Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 120 - 10 x 8 oz Jam jars
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Marie Porter


Clean, Sterilized Jam Jars with New Lids
Jar Lifter, Canning Funnel


  • 2 lbs seedless Christmas oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 lbs sugar


  • Wash the oranges and lemons, discarding any stickers before doing so.
  • Slice the oranges thinly - about ⅛ inch. You can do this with a knife or a mandoline, or - as I did - cut the oranges in half, then put them through the food processor slicing disk.
  • Once sliced, cut each round into 4-5 pieces, place in a large pot.
  • Zest and juice the lemon. Add juices and zests to the pot, along with the water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once water comes to a hard boil, reduce heat and simmer for around 45 minutes, or until the orange rinds are very tender.
  • Add sugar, stir well to dissolve.
  • Turn the temperature back up, bring the mixture up to a boil.
  • Continue to boil, stirring constantly until it reaches between 220-224 F on a candy thermometer - about 15-20 minutes.
  • Ladle into hot, sterilized canning jars - have about 10 jam jars ready.
  • Use a clean, wet paper towel to wipe down the top of each jar.
  • Affix sterilized lids and rims, and process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. (Add 5 minutes for altitudes above 1,000 feet; add 10 minutes for altitudes over 6,000 feet.)
  • Allow to cool overnight.
  • Check all lids for a proper seal: they should have sucked down into a vacuum seal as the jars cooled.
  • Store properly sealed jars for later use; refrigerate any that did not seal for use in the coming weeks.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg