Gifts in a Jar. Recipe gift giving ideas. This text is on top of a white washed wood board, with pine tree branches and holly berries. Image of four jars of Easy Orange Marmalade. Gifts in a Jar. Recipe gift giving ideas. This text is on top of a white washed wood board, with pine tree branches and holly berries. Image of four jars of Easy Orange Marmalade.

Easy Orange Marmalade Gift Jar

Ingredients:

5 pounds ripe oranges

4 cups water

6 cups sugar

3 Kerr® pint jars (narrow or wide mouth) with sealable lids

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Directions:

Wash and dry the oranges, cut the ends off them and then quarter and chop them.

Combine fruit mixture and sugar in a Dutch oven (or a large pot); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours or until a candy thermometer registers 215°.

Also bring a small pot of water with the flat lids in it to a boil and leave it just boiling.

Pack hot marmalade into each hot sterilized jar one at a time, filling it to 1/4" from the top of the jar. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with a metal lid, and screw on the band part of the lid.

Wrap jar with a ribbon and add the gift tag.  Here is a tag created by the Smart & Final graphic designers that you can use.

Makes 3 pint sized jars of marmalade.