Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Slow Cooker Marmalade

Slow Cooker Marmalade

I promise you, this is THE easist, and most satisfyingly simple way to cook marmalade.

It is sweet, and bitter as marmalade should be, and sets beautifully.


6 oranges or 6 grapefruits or 6 lemons ( or any combination of citrus fruit- I used pink grapefruit because I scored a bagful from a lovely old lady neighbour who grows them, bless her.)

1 kg sugar


1. Take the  fruits and wash well, removing any blemishes and stalks.

2. Cut into quarters, and place in a food processor.

3. Pulse until finely ground, skin and pips and all.

4. Place fruit and sugar into the slow cooker and cook on high for about 4 hours

5. Stir occasionally, keeping an eye on the colour.

6. This quantity fills about 5 x 340g jars

8. It never goes dark and lasts for up to 6 months in the fridge without the need to sterilize the jars. (I'll be honest though, I generally do sterilise the jars. I stash the preserves at the back of the pantry. Lasts for years........)

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  1. You are so English ***Cheesey grin***!! I love Marmaladetoo, as soes the rest of my house am definitely borrowing this from you. Thank you for sharing xxx

  2. Nom nom nom. My mum bought me over a whole bag of lemons yesterday- if only I had a food processor!!

  3. Lori, boil it all up and mash it with a potato masher instead, then chuck it in the slow cooker?

  4. I always thought marmalade was a finicky job - seems I was wrong! Got to try this one! Thanks Lucy.
    p.s. we had a Masterchef night with the kids on Sunday evening and made Julie Goodwins cauliflower mash with scollops -delicious and easy! Also made Alvin's Drunken Chicken - yum yum and kids had a huge time! FUN FUN FUN in the kitchen!

  5. I love the idea of marmalade with minimal effort. I'll give it a go!

  6. I can't wait to try this out. I LOVE marmalade.

  7. Ah now I just had a HUGE twitter discussion with friends who were trying to convince me that a slow cooker was for me... but no one mentioned you could make jam!?!?
    This sounds fab.. maybe a slow cooker is for me! LOL

  8. Slow cooker marmalade? Awesome! Thanks for this one, Lucy :)

  9. Ok Lucy, this is my first ever blog comment - hope it works. I made your marmalade on the weekend with regular grapefruits and it is amazing. Who'd think that the SC could produce such amazing jam!!
    LOVE IT!!!
    Thanks Love,

  10. AnonymousJune 13, 2012

    Have I missed something? Made this yesterday and it tastes pithy even though the oranges had very little pith and no seeds and it just looks like chewed up oranges and nothing like your jars.

  11. Well mine is in slow cooker now ...lets see in 4 hours!!

  12. This recipe does seem insanely easy. I would love to hear from people who have made it this way. Is the slow cooker hot enough to reach a rolling boil and bring it to setting point?


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