What does Homemade Jam remind you of? For me, jam reminds me of small town eateries I used to go to as a kid. Like Baker's Square restaurant. What was one jam they always had? Marmalade. Homemade Orange Marmalade with their rolls and breads.
When making a recipe, where you feel like it’s homemade. You see it, it is homemade. You smell it, it is homemade. You taste it, it is homemade.
Most people don’t have the luxury to have those feelings in restaurants anymore. Instead of trying to find that restaurant, why not give you this feeling in the comfort of your own home?
Below are the ingredients to make this classic recipe:
• 6 Red Fleshed Navel Oranges
• 3 cups of water
• 3 1/2 cups of sugar
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
My Rating: I will give this Orange Marmalade recipe a 9/10. I mean to be fair, I have always been a super fan of citrus jams. Or jams in general. Though, compared to the Raspberry Peach Jam, it could be a toss up The recipes for set up were different and did not recommend to blend the fruit which I don’t like chunkily chunky jams.
So my word of advice, blend the jam if you like smooth jelly, type of consistency. This tasting was after it was cooked and not chilled. I was reminded of those sweet, sugary citrus candies.
Shayne’s rating: He rates this one about a 6/10 after the jam is cooked. Again compared to the raspberry peach, he prefers the other one. He thought there was honey inside of the jam. Oh babe how I love his palate. Honestly, he is not
picky when it comes to food but there are times where he actually has an opinion and that always throws me for a loop. Though, in this case, it is extremely helpful.
This recipe was conducive to make within our means. Of course, due to us trying to eat at home and save money. Granted it will be cheaper to buy a jar at the store. However can I make more and store more? You bet your booty I will. One more thing that is a benefit is the fact that is jam will be less processed. Granted yes it is carbohydrates. It is sugar. I rather have natural and pure cane sugar on my toast, muffins, or scones than a chemical I cannot pronounce. We have made about 3 cups worth of orange marmalade. Good thing we have two loaves of bread.
Below is the breakdown of the financial cost for making
• Red Fleshed Navel Oranges-$3.94
• Water- free
• Sugar- $2.14
• Lemon Juice- $3.54 (price fo a bag of lemons)
• Vanilla Extract- free
It is a money saving recipe because I am not spending extra money on jams and jellies. I also can make as much as I see fit. Feel like a little homemaker making my own spreads and jams!
Those Millennial Cash Back Earnings
My staple cash back applications for this recipe are Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, ShopKick, and Coinout.
I did not earn any cash back from Ibotta because I did not buy any specific items. Though, that’s not the only money saving application up my sleeve.
For Fetch Rewards, I earned 50 points but because of other ingredients we bought for other recipes. A victory is a victory for this application. More points, get you more points for gift cards of your selection.
For walking into Walmart, I got 10 kicks for just walking in to the store. Shopkick typically does not have the products I shop for, I earn kicks by walking to the store. Though, there is an option to scan promoted items to earn more kicks. An option I don’t utilize, however this will help you later!
Finally, Coinout earned me three cents for scanning in the receipt. Coinout definitely is an application where you have to do subscriptions to earn a significant amount of money back. If you are not pressed to earn money, then this application works very well.
Outcomes and Recommendations
The great thing about fresh orange marmalade is that I can make more than enough to put those ingredients to great use. Orange Marmalade can be placed on scones, toast, muffins, fruit salad, cake, or plain. If you use a neutral base, you can top the orange marmalade on anything.
Get a blend of sweetness and tartness on your toast, to brighten your day. You will be saving money, ingredients, and your body will thank you! You are also saving your body from all the preservatives from mass jam and jelly producers. If it is not natural, you don't need it in your body.
Let's say you really do love this recipe and the process....have you ever thought of opening your own jam and jelly business? Granted not saying that I know the ins and outs of the process. However, it would be something to consider if you want to earn a side income and have passion for jam making. Plus, if you have extra fruit why not?