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Orange Marmalade with Coconut Sugar

Orange Marmalade

Learn how to make Orange Marmalade in Instant Pot without any pectin and synthetic sugar.Stove-top Presure Cooker Recipe included.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Oranges and Sugar Soaking time 1 hr
Course Condiments


  • 4-5 no. Finely peeled and chopped Naval Oranges
  • 2-3 Cups Coconut Sugar or Castor Sugar/Jaggery
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Cup Water

Flavour Variations(optional)

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder or 1 Cinnamom Stick
  • 1-2 Star Anise
  • 1-2 tsp Chilli Flakes deoending on the spice tolerance
  • 1 small Fresh Ginger(piece)
  • Additional fruits like cranberries, raisins, dried figs as per preferance


  • Peel oranges using a peeler. Try to peel thinly avoiding to take out the pithor white skin.
  • Clear and discard the pith using a knife.
  • Finely slice the peels and keep aside to add to marmalade,
  • Slice oranges in roundles then stack up together and cut finely. This is an easy and quick way.
  • Next, add sugar to it(castor/coconut sugar), and keep covered for an hour.

Instant Pot Method to cook Marmalade

  • When ready to cook, add about 1 cup water and PRESSURE COOK for about 10 min.
  • Do the quick pressure release and then set the SAUTE MODE on, for about 20 minutes on MEDIUM. You can do the setting on HIGH also but since there is chance of sugar getting caramelized and burning at the bottom of the pan, I keep it to medium.
  • Keep on stirring it. When it starts to thicken, do the Ice Cold Plate test.
  • Keep a plate in freezer section of refrigerator few minutes before testing.
  • To check, drop some marmalade on the plate and tilt it. If it stays Marmalade needs no more cooking. If it is runny, cook for some more time.
  • IF it starts to harden or thick, add some orange juice or water and mix.
  • Once marmalade is cooked, take out the inner pot from Instant Pot to stop further cooking.

Cook in Stove-top Pressure cooker

  • Cook Marmalade till two whistles on medium heat then release the pressure.
  • Cook on medium heat for 12-20 minutes or till done.
  • Transfer to sterilized jars when marmalade is compleletey cool.


if you think the after taste can be too strong after adding natural sugars, add in a mix of sugars in 1:1 ratio(natural suagrs:castor sugar).
Keyword Marmalade, Naval Oranges
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