Homemade orange jam

I have been wanting to make jam for some time now. We love orange jam so i decided to make a start with oranges.

This is a simple recipe with less sugar. You may want to add more sugar if you want store bought sweetness in your jam.

The sweet/sour taste of this jam works for us so i have added just 1 cup of sugar.

Also, this jam needs to be stored in the refrigerator for use.

Ingredients :

6 oranges

1 cup sugar

1/2 a lemon

Procedure :

  1. Peel the oranges. Use a knife and remove the seeds.  Also remove as much of the white thready material (pith) as possible.
  2. Juice the oranges in a mixer.
  3. In a deep bottomed pan, boil the orange juice till it reduces to almost half its orginal quantity.
  4. Now add the sugar and boil till the colour darkens and the consistency becomes slightly thicker. (The whole boiling process took around 30 minutes for me.)
  5. Now turn off the flame. Add the juice from the half lemon. Stir well.Cool and store in jars. The jam thickens some more after it is removed from the flame.
  6. Store in refrigerator to use for a longer time.

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