Blood Orange Marmalade Gifts


At a young age I learned that a homemade gift was the best one to give. I try and make something for everyone for Christmas presents, and this year I’ve really tried to make something other than cookies. While in California on a travel story trip, the Dishing crew had a chance to try blood orange marmalade from Ten Inverness Way. I absolutely love blood orange anything and thought this would be the perfect homemade gift for everyone this holiday season. This recipe does take time so if you have a holiday party on the weekend, make it the weekend before. Grab some mason jars and ribbon and you’ve got a perfect delicious gift!

Blood Orange Marmalade


  • 5 pounds blood oranges
  • 5 pounds sugar
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Pierce the oranges with a fork and soak in water for three days. Change the water daily. After 3 days, drain the oranges and mince them very small (including flesh and peel). Put oranges with sugar and lemon juice into a pot and cook over medium heat until the sugar is melted. Let the mixture sit overnight, covered. The next day, bring the marmalade to 220 F. Simmer for a few minutes, then put it into jars. Refrigerate.

About Author

Mollie is a native Cape Codder who learned at an early age how to put a lobster to sleep, harvest cranberries, and dig for clams. After high school she followed her sense of adventure out west to the University of Wyoming where she graduated with marketing and communication degrees. She found herself making roots in Jackson, her fiance’s hometown, and using her sales skills combined with her love of anything delicious to join the Dishing sales team. She loves baking from scratch, large glasses of red wine, and hiking with her heeler, Newton. She’ll try anything, but remains a stuck up Cape Codder when it comes to seafood. If she didn’t catch it or see it come off the boat, don’t even try tempting her.

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