10 Minute Orange Jalapeño Marmalade

From 10 minutes to 10 hours, this Orange Jalapeño Marmalade is fantastic for wine tastings, charcuterie, brunch and a spot of afternoon tea.

I normally make this with habaneros, but Rosy preferred it with less heat so I used jalapeños. It was paired with creamy goat cheese and a crispy baguette. We were having a bit of wine with it. Really wasn’t a bit. A bold wine to stand up to the sweetness and the creamy loving embrace of the goat cheese. The bread was a nice crunch to an otherwise smooth dish.

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Orange Jalapeño Marmalade

This easy flavorful accompaniment can be added to biscuits, bread or cheese. The Orange and Jalapeño bring a sweet and spicy love to whatever its served with.
Servings 12 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Overnight Resting 8 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 10 mins


  • 8 qt Sauce Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp knife
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Candy Thermometer


  • 3 ea. Oranges large
  • 1 ea. Lemon 
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 cups Sugar (room temperature)
  • 2 ea. Jalapeno ⅛ dice


  • Cut Oranges and Lemons into ¼ inch slices, cut those slices into 6 wedges like a pie, discard any seeds and place the Fruit into the pot
  • Add the Water to the pot and bring to a boil, add in Sugar and stir until all the Sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Cover mixture and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight
  • Return the mixture to the stove over low heat and simmer for 2 hours, stir in Jalapenos and return mixture to the stove and cook for an additional 30 minutes stirring often. after the 30 minutes continue to cook the Marmalade until it reaches 220 degrees, to allow the natural pectin to gel
  • Once the 220 degrees is reached remove from heat. Place into a container and refrigerate until serving


Adaptation Twist: You can use a variety of Citrus for this. A favorite of mine is to use Blood Oranges and Habaneros. The sweetness of the Blood Orange along with its tangy bite is a great pair with the added heat, smokiness and sweet fruity flavor 
Author: Jason Pepin
Calories: 258kcal
Cost: $5
Course: Appetizer, Happy Hour, Snack, vegetarian
Cuisine: British, Portuguese, Scottish
Keyword: Accompaniment, Citrus, Jalapeno, Jam, Jelly, Lemon, Marmalade, Orange, Quick & Easy, Sauce, Spread


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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