Mediterranean cuisine for every day


5 comments Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Breakfast, Recipes

The season for the bitter orange is over but still I had a few oranges left on the tree. As I had failed previously in making marmalade, I consulted my neighbour Ms. Roula. The obstacle is to leave the marmalade with a hint of bitter taste but not have a truly bitter marmelade.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours (and over night)
Easy recipe


  • bitter orange and sugar at same parts

Preparation :

Cut the oranges into small pieces. Remove the pits. Put the oranges into cold water and let it sit over night.
Remove the water the next day. Add plentyfull fresh water to the pot and let it boil for 30 minutes. Remove the water once more. Repeat this step for 3 times. Both soaking and changing of the boiling water, take away the bitterness.

The 4th time add the sugar and less water. Still the oranges should be well covered with water. Let the marmalade boil for 30 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally. Fill the marmelade into jars and let it cool down.

Tip: This marmelade tastes great if you add some fresh pepper to the last boiling.

Find the German version “Marmelade aus Bitterorangen” here.

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  1. [...] Die englische Version von “Marmelade” finden Sie heir. [...]

  2. you can also make it with a combination of lemons and oranges (delicious – check out delia smith’s recipe)

  3. Hi Maria,

    do you have a link for that. I could not find the recipe on her website. Besides that it is vast…


  4. Fabulous!

    Cheers and have a great weekend,


  5. Lucky to have access to fresh oranges. Looks fantastique!