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!

  • 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!


  • Yummmm. This sounds delicious.


  • This sounds so yummy!


  • I would love to try this recipe and a fab idea for a Christmas gift! Thank-you!


  • Oh! A recipe endorsed by Paddington Bear must be amazing!!! :-)


  • I do love delicious marmalade on toast and on crumpets – I have a large selection of yummy marmalade recipes and thanks for your recipe – looks chunky and good.


  • Oh I do love homemade marmalade but I am afraid it does not love me, the sugar content is too high for me and it plays up with my fibromyalgia.
    Though I must admit your looks and sounds amazing. thanks for sharing Nikki.


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