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Homemade Orange Jam Recipe

This is the best fuss-free orange jam recipe! Orange Jam has a sweet and tangy taste without the bitterness from the peel. This recipe is foolproof and easy to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade jam, orange jam, orange jam recipe
Servings: 2 Jars
Author: Bunmi
Cost: $10


  • 7 small navel oranges
  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Pectin (optional)
  • 2 lemons juiced and zest grated


  • Wash the jars and lids and place them in the large pot fully submerged, boil and simmer.
  • Peel the oranges, remove the white pith, and cut in into small pieces.
    sugar, lemons, oranges, pectin for jam
  • Blend the orange pieces in a blender.
    blended orange
  • Put sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a saucepan on low heat for 5-10 mins. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Add blended oranges and pectin to the saucepan. Boil for 8-10mins.
  • Turn off the heat. The jam will be runny, don’t worry your jam will set and thicken.
  • Pour into the Jars and let it sit for 24-48 hours. To store by canning, follow the canning process.
    Orange jam in two medium jars


  • Take out the jars using the tong. Do not touch the inside of the jar.
  • Pour the jam into the jars, leave about half-inch of room.
  • Put the lid on the jars, do not overtighten the lids. return the jars to the canning pot and boil for 1o minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, remove the jars using the tongs.
  • Allow the jam to sit for 24-48 hours
  • Store the jam in the pantry. Once opened, store jam in the refridgerator