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Putting the Orange in the Marmalade

Updated: May 19, 2021

This past weekend I was in the mood to try something new. I began looking through Pinterest for jam or jelly recipes and came across recipes for Orange Marmalade. I had never made it before and was drawn to try my hand at this new flavor. So after reading dozens of recipes on Pinterest and Google, I decided it couldn't be that hard.

The one thing that I knew I did not want to do is stand over my stove for two hours as the marmalade cooked down. That sent me looking for recipes of orange marmalade made in the trusty slow cooker. I only found one and it was only pictures, no recipe.

So I made my own recipe for Orange Marmalade, using my slow cooker. I hope you try this easy recipe.


7 oranges

1 1/2 cup water

1 3/4 cup sugar

Slice stem end from orange. Toss to compost. Then slice rind off each orange. Put oranges into crockpot, crushing slightly to release juices. Start crockpot on high for two hours.

Put rinds into saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool. Scrape the white pith from rind and toss away. Slice rind and add to crockpot. Add water from saucepan to crockpot. (I had about a cup of water left after boiling the rinds.)

Add sugar to oranges. Stir. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours. Place small glass bowl or plate in freezer. To tell if the marmalade is jellied, drop about a teaspoon of oranges on cold plate. It should set up with twenty seconds or so. If it doesn't, continue to cook in crockpot. Use an immersion blender for desired consistency. The 7 oranges gave me a little more than 3 half pints.

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