• Makes 4
  • 4 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 7 Ingredients


For a Christmassy twist, add a little gingham fabric, a ribbon and a little piece of holly!

Ingredients (makes 4 jars of marmalade)

  • 6 Oranges
  • 6 cups White Sugar
  • 3 cups Water reserved from boiling oranges
  • 3 cups Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tsp Pectin
  • 1 Lemon, squeezed
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Boil the oranges well covered with water for 2 - 2.5 hours. Remember to continuously check that the water is not boiling dry!
  2. Remove oranges and allow to cool. Reserve 3 cups of the water from boiling.
  3. Once the oranges are cooled, break/cut in half, remove seeds and then finely slice.
  4. Place oranges, orange juice, water, sugar, pectin, lemon juice and cinnamon into a large stock pot.
  5. Boil for 30 - 60 minutes being very careful that the marmalade does not stick to the bottom of the pot. You may need to reduce the temperature to avoid this.
  6. Test the marmalade is set by dropping a teaspoon of marmalade onto a plate you've had in the freezer. If it crinkles after 30 seconds, it's ready to take off the heat. If not, continue to boil and test.
  7. Ladel into sterilised jars, seal and finger tighten.
  8. Enjoy as often as Paddington and on everything you see!

  • You could also add a splash of gin to make it extra Christmas-y if you are that way inclined!


  • Looks easy and delicious. I’ll give it a try when oranges are back in season at the farmers markets.


  • I love jam I always make fig jam these are great as a Christmas gift for someone and they keep for 6 moths I think


  • This version of marmalade sound interesting, just need to get some jars.


  • These are wonderful to give as gifts any time of the year. Love the gingham tops. I thought Paddington was a honey addict or is that Pooh bear. lol


  • Love how it’s called Paddingtons marmalade. And the gingham tops are adorable


  • I’m not sure Im dedicated enough to try this, but it looks yummy.


  • What a lovely homemade gift to give family and friends at Christmas, or anytime!


  • Yum this sounds so delicious, I love sweet spreads. I’m not sure if I have the patience to make marmalade though. Also no one in the family will eat it besides myself.


  • This would make a great gift!


  • This looks just gorgeous as does the presentation.


  • How gorgeous do these look? What a fantastic idea as a gift for any time of year!


  • These would make beautiful gifts, thanks so much.


  • Would love to try this homemade marmalade.I must say It look so delicious.


  • I love chunky marmalade! Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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