Marmalade is similar to jam or jelly, but typically includes fruit peel, which gives the condiment an aromatic bitterness. The most popular versions are made with citrus fruit like orange, kumquat, and grapefruit. Homemade orange marmalade is a wonderful combination of sweet and bitter. It fills your kitchen with an addictive aroma and results in jars full of orange deliciousness that will keep for weeks. Slather it on your toast, biscuits, or muffins, or use it to fill layers of a cake.
Many traditional marmalade recipes have you remove all the peel, boil it a time or two, and then separate the zest from the pith. That method can be messier, more complicated, and less flavorful than simply taking a bit of time to carefully zest the fruit, remove the pith, and then cut out sections of oranges. This recipe takes a little time, but it’s relatively foolproof and will yield delicious results.