O is for Orange Marmalade

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I have a weakness for sweet preserves but then again, this probably is no surprise since I have been writing mostly about sweets. I grew up in Malaysia and we always just had store bought jam.

I didn’t realize how amazingly good fresh jams and jellies could be until I went to college in Oregon and tasted homemade strawberry jam for the first time.

My all time favorite preserve though is orange marmalade.   I love everything about it, the color, texture, smell and taste.

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I visited Seville, Spain years ago and one of my favorite memories about that gorgeous city are the wonderful orange tree lined streets.  The aromatic fragrance from the trees coupled with the Moorish architecture makes it one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited.

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“Sevillano”  oranges  have a  high pectin content which helps jams set properly, so they are ideal for making marmalade.  

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I am a purist and my favorite way of eating marmalade is on toast.  I still dream about that fresh marmalade that the hotel in Seville served for breakfast.

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My other favorite method is to use it in brie en croute. Here is an easy recipe and I always substitute marmalade for the apricot preserves to great reviews.  Enjoy!

16 comments to O is for Orange Marmalade

  • Shayne Parkinson  says:

    What luscious pictures! I can almost taste the marmalade. :)

    I have a Seville orange tree, and its fruit does make excellent marmalade. Did you know that the original marmalade was made from quinces? They’re delicious, too.

    • Lila  says:

      No, I didn’t know that marmalade was originally made from quinces. I’ll have to try those next. Thanks for the information. :)

  • Ritu KT  says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog :) My mouth is watering just looking at that orange Marmalade. My husband really loves Orange Marmalade from our Sweden days, I think it is called Applsin Marmelad there and looks exactly the same. But homemade and fresh is always better! Thanks for linking to the recipe too :)

    • Lila  says:

      You’re most welcome. Most definitely try the brie en croute. It is fabulous! :)

  • Kathryn  says:

    I love marmalade too. I used to make it a lot when I was younger and lived at home. Now I’m far too lazy.

    • Lila  says:

      I’ve never tried making marmalade. I love to cook but making jams and jellies look like it may be quite labor intensive. That’s why county fairs and farmers’ markets are such a Godsend. :)

  • Raquel  says:

    Yes, I agree, amazing photos.

    I LOOOOOOVE orange marmalade. I love orange anything. Grew up in S. Florida with orange trees in the backyard! They nourished me as a child every winter :)

    Seville sounds wonderful… must visit one day!

    My favorite thing I made w/ marmalade was these cupcakes. Vanilla cake, then I’d fill with with homemade orange pudding and top with a thin layer of marmalade. They were divine :) I should make those soon…

    • Lila  says:

      See-I knew we had a lot in common and marmalade is just the tip of the iceberg! 😉 Yum! The cupcakes sound fabulous. I have a weakness for making cupcakes and love piping frosting.

  • Nana Prah  says:

    Today you hit on my least favorite fruit. My brother used to scoop out orange marmaliade and eat it straight. I never touched it.

    • Lila  says:

      Sorry! Maybe if you tried fresh marmalade? 😉

  • Corinne  says:

    Lila, I do love homemade preserves, not orange much, though. The brie looks delicious…I’ll definitely have to try it!

    • Lila  says:

      Most definitely try the brie en croute especially for the Holidays. It’s delicious and very festive. :)

  • BuzzingBee  says:

    More than the type of orange, the key question with marmalade – and this can be a friendship-breaker – is:

    Thin peel, or thick peel? :)

    • Lila  says:

      Hmmm… I am going to have to go with thin peel on this one. If not, then I can give you a rant worthy reason why thin peel is better. 😉

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