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Jars of Mandarin Orange Jelly with fresh mandarins.

Mandarin Orange Jelly

Orange Jelly has all the flavors of summertime packed into a delicious jar of homemade jam! This is an easy jam to make that is full of bright citrus flavors!
Course Jams and Jellies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 pints
Calories 996kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $10


  • 4 cups fresh mandarin juice don't strain, just pull out seeds and big pulp pieces
  • 7 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package Liquid Certo Pectin Pectin


  • Sterilize the jars, lids and rings to prepare for jam.
  • Juice the mandarins and lemons.
  • Measure the juices exactly. Add the juice, sugar and butter to a large heavy bottom pan. Bring to a boil. Boil hard for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add 1 package Liquid Certo, bring to boil and boil hard for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and immediately ladle into sterilized jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  • Using a damp paper towel, clean off the tops of the jars and then add the lid. Screw the ring on the jar and process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal. 
  • Makes 7-8 jars of Orange Jelly


Each box of Liquid Certo Pectin contains two pouches. You'll use one pouch to make this jam. Save the second one for another batch of jam.


Calories: 996kcal | Carbohydrates: 251g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 342mg | Sugar: 246g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 87.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg