Marmalade for Bears Orange Clove Marmalade 

Paddington loves Marmalade. Recipe, Uses and More!

Whats not to love about Paddington Bear!  In books and on television for generations and now here he is on the big screen!

My kids are excited and in love with Paddington so we're getting in the Paddington spirit with the making of Marmalade!

Marmalade Recipe

Orange, Lemon & Clove Marmalade

This is a really easy to make a marmalade that’s versatile and keeps for months and months in the fridge.  I cut all the fruit on a large chopping board that can be lifted so i can easily tip everything into the saucepan. 

This makes perfect little gifts. Makes about 6 cups of Marmalade.

You need Jars. Make sure they are very clean and sterilised.  I used a baby bottle sterliser in the microwave but you can find lots of different ways to sterilize through google.


4 Navel Oranges

2 Lemons

10 Cloves

3/4 cup Water

3 cups Sugar



  • Wash the fruit really well.
  • Cut the ends off all the fruit
  • Cut all the fruit into thin round slices. Discard the seeds as you go.
  • Then go back and cut all the fruit into fine strips. If you'd like it finer go through and chop it up but i like the texture of the threads.
  • Put All the fruit and water into a saucepan and simmer for a few minutes to soften the orange peel. 
  • Add the Sugar into the saucepan and stirring frequently bring to boil for about 15mins. If you start to get colour change it is probably done or nearly done be careful you don’t want to burn it.
  • Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • If you want to remove the cloves do so now.
  • Allow to cool slightly and then spoon whilst still pretty warm into the jars. Sealing whilst warm helps to create a vaccum.
  • Store in the refrigerator

  Paddington Bear Marmalade



 Now you have your Marmalade here is some ideas on how to use it.

marmalade ideas and recipe

Marmalade on toast!  or Marmalade Sandwiches just like Paddington

Use it in baking.  Try it on our Lemon Marmalade Slice Recipe

Total decadence is to add a little maximum a teaspoon to Champagne

They make lovely gifts. Something homemade is always loved.



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0 # chelsea 2014-12-12 14:04
that is so cute i love it
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0 # sal 2014-12-12 14:04
you're so clever bel
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0 # wendy 2014-12-12 14:05
my kids love paddington i can't wait to take them to see this
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0 # Six Little Hearts 2014-12-12 21:05
Squeals! Totally adorable idea and I love marmalade and Paddington
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0 # Winnie 2014-12-14 04:54
It sounds wonderful!! I've never made marmalade before...
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0 # Suzanne KawarthaMums 2015-01-21 05:54
Mmm sounds delicious! We shared your post with our readers in our Paddington Bear Party Ideas Post on Kawartha Lakes Mums
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0 # Craig 2016-06-07 08:30
Great recipe
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