Orange Marmalade Homemade Marshmallows takes orange marmalade and makes it amazing. The sweetness of the marshmallow mellows out flavors of the marmalade.
I hadn’t heard of orange marmalade until I was an adult. I read Jan Karon’s Midford Series in my mid twenties. In those books, Esther Bolick’s speciality cake is an orange marmalade cake. I had no idea what orange marmalade was.
Many years later after moving back to Idaho, my mom’s neighbor decided I needed to know what orange marmalade tasted like. He bought me a jar. I hated it. I wanted to love it. It is very tart and bitter at the same time. It tastes like the rind of an orange.
So why in the world would I want to make Orange Marmalade Marshmallows. As I was researching marshmallow flavors, orange marmalade popped into my head. I wondered if the sweetness of the marshmallow would balance out the tartness and bitterness of the marmalade.
And I was right. You just get the orange flavor without all the bad flavor. My neighbor and my friend both loved these. My neighbor said they were her favorite and she didn’t share them with her kids.
Adding marmalade which is a lot like jelly to marshmallows changes the texture of the marshmallows. It gives them a texture that is a cross between marshmallows and jello.
These are more a gourmet marshmallow than a fun one that kids would enjoy. But if you love orange, you will love these. The orange flavor is not overpowering but just enough. Exactly what I was looking for in these marshmallows.
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 3 pkg unflavored gelatin
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 - 4 Tbsp orange marmalade
- 1/4 cup constarch
- 1/4 cup powered sugar
- In a stand mixer bowl, add 1/2 cup cold water. Sprinkle gelatin packets over water and stir. Set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, combine 1/4 cup water, sugar, & corn syrup.
- Bring to a hard boil and boil for 1 minute.
- Pour syrup over gelatin. With a whisk attachment, turn mixer on medium until syrup and gelatin are combined. About a minute.
- Turn mixer to high and whip for a total of 12 minutes.
- While marshmallows are whipping, cover half sheet pan or 9 x 13 pan with plastic wrap. (I used tape to hold it in place.) Spray plastic wrap with cooking spray.
- Turn mixer and off add vanilla, mix until vanilla is combined.
- Remove bowl from mixer and fold in orange marmalade.
- Spread marshmallows on prepared pan.
- Spray more plastic wrap with cooking spray and place on top. Gently press marshmallows to spread it and level the top.
- Allow marshmallows to set up for at least an hour.
- Combine cornstarch & powdered sugar to make the dusting powder
- Cut marshmallows into desired shapes.
- Roll the marshmallows in the dusting powder.
- Store in air tight container for up to 3 weeks.
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