Meyer Lemon-Orange Marmalade with Thyme


  • navel orange, unpeeled , scrubbed, and quartered
  • sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  •   Sugar, as needed
  •   Light corn syrup, as needed
  • Meyer medium-sized lemons, washed, cut into sixteenths, and seeded

How many ambitious cooks have dreamed of seasonal fresh fruit turned into homemade jam, only to watch their pile of mason jars collect dust? Turns out, all it takes is a microwave and a food processor to make your very own homemade marmalade.

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Place the orange, lemon slices, and thyme in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse until reduced to ¼-inch pieces.

Transfer to a 2-quart Pyrex measuring cup. Note the amount and add an equal amount of sugar and stir. Note the amount and add 1 tablespoon corn syrup, which will prevent crystallization during cooling, per cup of orange-sugar mixture.

Microwave, uncovered on high for 2 minutes. Microcook on low (10 percent power) or defrost for 3 to 4 minutes, until the mixture is slightly thickened and the peel is tender. Be careful not to overcook. The mixture should fall from a spoon in thick drops.

Transfer to a storage jar. Let stand to room temperature. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools. You can store the marmalade in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.



Calories per serving:

26 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Carbs 42g 14%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 7g 29%
  • Sugars 27g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 3g 6%
  • Sodium 4mg 0%
  • Calcium 115mg 11%
  • Magnesium 34mg 9%
  • Potassium 429mg 12%
  • Iron 2mg 11%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 57mg 8%
  • Vitamin A 32µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 154mg 256%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 11%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 63µg 16%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
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