This is a simple no fail recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly. 

Mandarin Marmalade

This is a foolproof simple recipe for mandarin marmalade from the Australian Women's Weekly
Course Condiment
Cuisine Australian
Keyword mandarin, marmalade
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 3 days 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 kg mandarins
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 litre water (equivalent to four cups)
  • 5 cups white sugar - you may need less but it's good to have plenty


  • Combine the whole mandarins, juice and water in the saucepan. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, simmer, covered about 45 minutes or until the fruit is soft
  • Remove mandarins from liquid; reserve the liquid. Coarsely chop mandarins including rind; discard the seeds. Or slice the mandarins thinly. Return the chopped mandarins to the saucepan.
  • Measure the fruit mixture, allow 1 cup of sugar for each cup of fruit mixture. Return the fruit mixture to the saucepan; stir till the sugar is dissolved. Bring back to the boil and boil uncovered for 30 minutes or until the mixture reaches jam density. Don't stir during this stage.
  • Pour the jam into the sterilised jars; seal immediately.