Make this easy homemade orange marmalade- you only need 4 simple ingredients, no pectin required! So sunny-sweet and cheerful!
Cut the oranges into thin slices, then cut the slices into quarters.
Place the oranges in a large pot and add the water.
Soak the oranges in water overnight.
Place the pot over high heat and boil the mixture for 30 minutes.
Turn the heat to low, add the sugar, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Increase the heat to medium high and boil the marmalade until thickened (220 degrees F).*
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
Carefully spoon the marmalade into sterilized jars (allowing about 1/2-inch of head-space), wipe the rims with a clean cloth, add the lids, and submerge in boiling water for 10 to 20 minutes.**
Makes approx. (3) 8-ounce jars of marmalade.
*To test the marmalade for doneness, place a small amount on a plate and freeze for 1 minute. If the edge wrinkles when pushed, it has reached the gel point and you can remove it from the heat.
**You'll know your jars are safely processed when the "button" on the lid suctions down and stays that way.