Sonny's Marmalade

Clementine-cherry-pineapple marmalade. My son, Sonny, insists I name every recipe after him. This is sweet and tasty and goes good on anything-- toast, bagels, crackers--really anything.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 40 mins
3 pint-sized jars


  • 4 clementines, zested and peeled, or more to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) can pitted sour cherries, drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package fruit pectin (such as Sure-Jell®)

  • 5 cups white sugar


  1. Inspect 3 pint-sized jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse jars in simmering water until marmalade is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  2. Place clementines and zest in a food processor; blend until well mashed. Transfer to a medium saucepan. Repeat with the cherries and pineapple.

  3. Add lemon juice and pectin to the fruit in the saucepan. Mix and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in sugar. Return to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Pack marmalade mixture into the hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly.

  5. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove the jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 12 to 24 hours. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
27g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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