Marmalade is a dessert that all sweet tooths love. However, shop delicacy is not so harmless – it contains a lot of chemical additives and dyes that can seriously harm health..


But this does not mean that you need to completely eliminate this sweetness from your diet. You can learn to cook it yourself. You will be surprised, but cooking is very easy and simple..

In addition, homemade marmalade is completely harmless, quite the contrary useful. But first, it’s worth finding out when and where this delicacy first appeared..

When the marmalade appeared

The native land of marmalade is considered to be the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean. In these places, he appeared thousands of years ago. It was brought to Europe in the 18th century..

There is a legend that the first marmalade originated in Scotland. According to legend, the queen of that state ordered her chef to sugar oranges.

The cook was a little surprised, but the order was executed. However, a maid came to him and said that the queen became ill and she lost her appetite, so she will not try this dessert..

Then the cook offered the maid to try the most sugared oranges and she willingly agreed. When she ate dessert, she repeated the phrase “Marie malade”, which translates from French “Maria is sick”. So there was marmalade.

The recipe for simple marmalade at home
how приготовить мармелад в домашних условиях
Ingredients amount
Puree of berries or fruit without sugar 500 grams
Granulated sugar 380-400 grams
A mixture of pectin and sugar pectin 12 grams, sugar 50 grams
Glucose Syrup 100g
Lemon juice 70 ml
Vanillin and fragrant herbs optional
Lemon peel Little
Time for preparing: 2880 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 155 Kcal


  1. The first thing you need to put fruit or berry puree in a metal container with a thick bottom, add sugar, mix and place on the stove;
  2. Bring puree to a boil and stir constantly;
  3. As soon as the mixture boils, add a mixture of pectin and sugar and boil for 5 minutes;
  4. Next, reduce the heat and pour glucose syrup into the mixture. Mix well;
  5. Boil the mass to medium density. Do not forget to constantly stir;
  6. In a thick mixture, add lemon juice or citric acid;
  7. Lemon zest can be finely chopped or rubbed on a fine grater. Add it to the future marmalade, it will give a very unusual and savory taste;
  8. Also in the mix add fragrant herbs and vanilla;
  9. Any form should be covered with paper or cling film;
  10. Then remove the mixture from the heat and pour into specials. form;
  11. Leave it in the cold until it thickens;
  12. After that, the marmalade should be removed from the mold, wrapped in paper or plastic film, put on the board and again left in the cold for a day;
  13. After a day, turn it over and hold it again for another day;
  14. Next, cut it into small pieces and sprinkle with sugar. Keep two more days.

Very Useful Pumpkin Jelly


  • Fresh pumpkin – 1 kilogram;
  • Natural honey liquid – 100 grams (floral is perfect);
  • Gelatin – 25 grams;
  • Vanillin – 1 bag.


    1. First of all, we cut the skin off the pumpkin, cut it and remove all the seeds;
    2. Peeled pumpkin should be cut into small pieces;
    3. Next, put the pieces of pumpkin on a baking sheet and put it in a preheated oven to 175-180 degrees. Bake for 20-30 minutes until soft;
    4. Ready pumpkin immersed in spec. blender capacity and grind until smooth. As a result, pumpkin puree should come out without small pieces and lumps;

pumpkin пюре

    1. Put honey in mashed potatoes and mix well;
    2. Gelatin is filled with warm water and left for 15 minutes so that it expands. Gelatin can be used as a powder or as sheets;
    3. Add swollen gelatin to pumpkin puree and mix;

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    1. Next, in a flat dish, suitable for baking pan, lay out pumpkin puree. The mass should be disassembled evenly, without hillocks and irregularities;
    2. The layer should be too thick, its thickness should be 2-2, 5 cm;

mashed potatoes на доске

  1. Baking with mashed potatoes put in a cold place for 2-4 hours. The marmalade should frost well;
  2. After that, the frozen mash is taken out and cut into small squares, or we cut out figures from it using special molds..

marmalade готов

How to make sweets from homemade jam

What we need:

  • A glass of red currant jam;
  • Gelatin – 100 grams;
  • Half a lemon;
  • 300 ml of water.

Let’s start the process:

recipe с вареньем

  1. In a small bowl or bowl pour 100 ml of warm water, lay out the gelatin and leave for some time, so that it is swollen;
  2. Put jam in a metal cup and fill it with water (200 ml). Put on gas and heat to boil;
  3. Then slowly add the gelatin to the jam, while mixing everything well;
  4. Boil another 2-3 minutes;
  5. Then remove the mixture from the stove and leave for 15-20 minutes to cool everything;
  6. Cut lemon into two parts. From one part squeeze out the juice and add to the base;
  7. After that, using an immersion blender, beat the whole mass to a puree state;
  8. Strain the mixture through the gauze material to get rid of pieces of berries;
  9. Pour it into a plate or form and send it to the refrigerator for a couple of hours, until it solidifies;
  10. Marmalade is easily removed from the form. It can be cut into squares and sprinkled with sugar..

Apple marmalade in simple home conditions


  • 3 kilograms of apples;
  • 1 kilogram of granulated sugar;
  • Glass of water.


  1. Apples must be thoroughly washed, cut off the skin, all damage and affected areas;
  2. Next, cut them into 4 equal parts and cut the seed pods;
  3. Slices of peeled apples must be cut into thin plates with a knife or chopped in a food processor;
  4. Chopped apples need to put in a metal container of 5 liters;
  5. Fill the water, close the pot with a lid, set on fire and boil until ready. Readiness can be determined as follows – apples will become very soft, and with stirring there will be mashed porridge;
  6. Then mix the finished apples with a blender or mixer until smooth;
  7. In the apple sauce, pour the granulated sugar and mix;
  8. Put the mixture back on the gas and boil until thick on low heat. It should make a gelatinous consistency;
  9. When you cook applesauce, be sure to mix it, otherwise it will burn;
  10. We cover the deep baking sheet with paper and put apple sauce into it;
  11. The whole mass should be leveled with a spatula so that there are no bumps and irregularities on the surface;
  12. After that, a baking tray with marmalade is sent to a preheated oven to 100 degrees and dry it for 2 hours;
  13. During the drying process, the oven door should be slightly opened to allow excess steam to escape;
  14. After 2 hours, turn off the oven and leave the marmalade until it cools completely;
  15. As soon as the mass cools, the oven is re-ignited and again dried for 2 hours at a temperature of 100 degrees;
  16. Drainage should be done until the mixture attains the necessary consistency. Usually 2 drying is enough;
  17. We cut the ready-made apple dessert into small squares and spread it out in a pile. Between them you need to put sheets of parchment paper, otherwise the marmalade will stick together..

How to cook a sweet treat from quince

What components will be useful:

  • 1 kilogram of quince;
  • 250 ml of water;
  • Granulated sugar – 600 grams.


  1. Pour some water into the container and set it on fire;
  2. As soon as the water boils, it is required to lay out a quince for 6-8 minutes. This is necessary so that the quince can be easily cleaned;
  3. After that, the fruit must be doused with cold water;
  4. Cut each fruit into 4 parts, cut out the seeds and peel off the peel;
  5. Then we cut the quince into small cubes and fall asleep in the pan;
  6. Pour water into the pan and put on the gas;
  7. Boil until the pieces are soft. In the process of boiling everything must be constantly mixed so as not to burn;
  8. As soon as the quince is cooked, it must be removed from the stove and cooled;
  9. Next, using a blender or mixer, stir until a smooth mash is obtained;
  10. Add sugar and mix it;
  11. Boil until the mixture begins to move away from the bottom of the tank;
  12. After that, lay out in the form of pre-covered paper. The surface is leveled with a wooden spatula;
  13. Leave at room temperature for a day. Periodically the reservoir must be turned over so that it dries out evenly;
  14. After a day, it can be cut into small pieces and sprinkled with sugar..

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How to make gummies with gelatin

The following components will be required:

  • Fresh strawberries – 200 grams;
  • 10 grams of gelatin;
  • Half a liter of purified water;
  • 50 grams of powdered sugar.


chewing мармелад

  1. Gelatin should be put in a bowl and pour a glass of warm water. Leave it for 15 minutes to swell;
  2. Strawberry berries grind to a state of mashed potatoes. It can be crushed in a blender or through a sieve;
  3. Then add powdered sugar to the strawberry puree and mix;
  4. Pour gelatin into a small metal container and heat to a boil;
  5. In a boiling gelatin lay out a mixture of strawberries;
  6. In the process of heating, the mixture must be constantly stirred to a thickness;
  7. Then in the form we lay the paper and lay out the strawberry mixture;
  8. Cool and put in a cold place for 7-8 hours;
  9. Ready marmalade can be cut into pieces and roll in powdered sugar.

Useful tips on the note

  • To improve the taste, vanillin, cloves, cinnamon, zest can be added to the base;
  • You can make multi-layered marmalade from different layers. It is prepared as follows – first one layer is poured and solidifies, then the second and then freezes, then the third and so on;
  • Do not forget that marmalade from jam at room temperature can slightly melt, so it is best to get it out of the refrigerator just before serving..

Marmalade, cooked at home, will be an excellent dessert for tea, coffee and any other sweet drinks. And during its use will not have to worry that it can harm the body. Homemade dessert consists of only natural and healthy ingredients.!