Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Spiced Mandarin Orange Jam From Canned Oranges-Small Batch

This Spiced Mandarin Orange Jam is another one of my 98¢ experiments and I was very pleased with the way it turned out! I love the addition of warm spices and added a squeeze of lemon juice for insurance that it would gel. The color is great and the orange flavor is very nice on a bagel with cream cheese. I'm thinking it would be good on cheesecake too...
 I ended up with about 12oz of jam and will make it again!
Think of this as a milder, less bitter alternative to marmalade,
and don't these flavors sound perfect for a holiday brunch:@)

Spiced Mandarin Orange Jam from Canned Oranges
1 (15oz) can mandarin oranges, drained very well, approx 1 C
1 Tblsp + 1 1/4 tsp pectin
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
zest of 1/4 lemon
1/8 tsp cinnamon
very light shake of ground cloves
1 C sugar-this is sweet folks!
  1. Add everything except sugar to 3 quart pot, bring to boil stirring and breaking up the oranges. Note: I let my oranges sit in a mesh colander for a couple hours to drain.
  2. Add sugar, bring to a rolling boil, boil 1 minute stirring constantly.
  3. Pour into sterilized jars, cover, cool and store in the fridge.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. I love small batch jams that I can make as I need them. I can almost taste this on a homemade biscuit. Yum.

  2. I love marmalade. I am going to give this a go since those cans of oranges are much cheaper than the bigger can of Saville oranges I usually buy.


  3. I would love to try this! I'm so stinking lazy that I don't do jams and jellies much. If I could just go and buy the fruit already canned like in this recipe, I might actually do this recipe. I've also been catching up here and enjoying it so much! I love those stacked pumpkins and the little ornaments, and the Eagle tree made me grin. I guess we could do a Bear tree or a Bulldog tree since those are the only two football teams I care about (Pssst: Don't tell the Atlanta Falcons I said that.)

  4. Oh my, it would be delicious on an English muffin with cream cheese for breakfast.

  5. Mmmm I love the addition of the spices! The bagel with cream cheese sounds delish and on a scone would be great, too, or just toast! xo

  6. Lynn,
    This is beautiful and would make a lovely gift! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I love small batches of jam! You don't have to worry about canning. :) This sounds yummy!

  8. I love orange marmalade - it was beautiful.

  9. You make everything look so simple.

  10. The color and flavors are great Lynn! A small batch jam without the canning hassle is right up my alley!

  11. Oh this looks so yummy. I could see it as a glaze for chicken? Have a great day.

  12. Beautiful! I'd love this on my morning toast :)

  13. Good Morning Lynn, How fabulous, marmalade made with tinned oranges. I love making jams and marmalade, so I will certainly be giving this a try as I have run out of the marmalade which I made in January and I am waiting for the Seville Oranges to come into season, around January time.
    I love Sunday breakfast when I enjoy thick toast, buttered and spread with marmalade..... and of course a cup of coffee.
    I am really looking forward to trying your recipe.
    I have enjoyed visiting you and I have become a new follower.
    I look forward to reading your past recipes.
    Best Wishes to you,

  14. Hi Lynn,
    I will be making this awesome jam for my husband, he is a big Mandarin Orange fan. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Miz Helen

  15. I just want to tell you thank you so much for the recipe. The only thing I changed was I added more pecten I had to add 3 teaspoons to get it to set which was still just fine because I still have some left over to make more small batches. Instead of cinnamon I added an eighth of a teaspoon of allspice it gave it a deeper flavor than the cinnamon would have it really complements the Mandarin oranges. It's absolutely beautiful in the jar and on the tongue.

    1. Thanks for letting me know you like it, that makes me happy:@)


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