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Mandarin Orange Jam

Two jars of Mandarin Orange Jam

Is anyone having Spring yet? This wintry weather is getting depressing so I decided we needed a little fresh pick me up this week. Mandarin oranges are plentiful in the stores this time of year. In the summer I like to make Red Raspberry Freezer Jam and strawberry and peach as well if I can get good fruit. I like freezer jam because it’s less work and keeps the fresh flavor of the fruit. This Mandarin Orange Jam is simple to make, low sugar and features a lovely combination of sweet and tart flavors.

Rich orange mandarin jam in an orange shaped jar

Last year I stumbled across this Clementine Jam recipe from The View From Great Island. I made a batch and we enjoyed it quite a bit. This time I decided to tweak it and create my own version. It’s a lovely fresh addition to morning toast or biscuits!

Rich orange mandarin jam in an orange shaped jar

I looked up the difference between mandarins, clementines and tangerines. Apparently mandarin is a class of oranges and tangerines and clementines are members of the class. The important part is that they are seedless and can be hand peeled. This takes a little work but it’s not too big of a project.

Rich orange mandarin jam in an orange shaped jar

A standard 3lb (1.4 kg) bag of mandarins will make about 4 cups of jam. I added a little vanilla and ginger to smooth the edges and boost the flavors of the orange subtly. I found these adorable jars in my local craft shop and I love the way they mimic the shape of an orange. Wouldn’t that be a lovely gift? I put the extra jars of this Mandarin Orange Jam in the freezer so they will be ready for us at any time!

I hope your weekend is lovely. Thanks for pinning and sharing!

-Erin

Mandarin Orange Jam

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By The Teatime Baker Serves: 4 cups
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Chase the winter blues with a fresh batch of homemade Mandarin Orange Jam. This quick and easy to make jam recipe uses just five ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs (1.4 kg) mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

1

Peel the oranges and break them up into a few sections. Puree in a blender or food processor.

2

Pour the pureed oranges into a pan and stir in the sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and ginger.

3

Let the fruit boil gently over medium heat for about 40 minutes stirring occasionally. It will foam up at first but after a little while it will stir together and clear up.

4

While the jam is cooking thoroughly wash or sterilize four half pint jars and lids.

5

When the jam is ready dip one cup into each jar and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. Screw the lids on and let it sit on the counter until cool.

6

Keep in the fridge for a week or the freezer for several months.

Notes

Adapted from The View From Great Island +++ Tie a ribbon and a tag around each jar for unique handmade gift +++ The Teatime Baker - www.teatimebaker.com

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