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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16 comments:

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

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  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.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  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.)

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

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  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

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

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

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  8. I love orange marmalade - it was beautiful.

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  9. You make everything look so simple.

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

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

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

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  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,
    Daphne

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  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

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  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.

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

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