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5 Easy Orange Marmalade Substitutes: Savor the Recipes

Ever find yourself staring at an empty jar of orange marmalade, your toast looking lonely? We get it.

The struggle is real.

No orange marmalade? No problem. We’ve got you covered with five easy swaps.

In our kitchens, we’ve all been hit by that “oops” moment. Our guide aims to save breakfast.

From jams to fruit butters, each substitute keeps the spirit of your dish alive, infusing it with its unique twist.

We promise, these alternatives will not only rescue your meal but elevate it. Your toast won’t know what hit it.

5 Easy Substitutes for Orange Marmalade

The great thing about cooking is that, in most cases, there’s always a workaround. Who says you have to follow recipes to the letter?

You can get creative and experiment with different ingredients until you find something that works for you.

So, without further ado, here are five easy substitutes for orange marmalade:

SubstituteTasteTextureSuitable Dishes
Apricot PreservesSweet, tangySmoothToast, pastries, glazes
Peach JamSweet, fruityChunkyBaked goods, glazes, sauces
Pineapple JamSweet, tropicalSmoothDesserts, marinades, cocktails
Lemon CurdTangy, zestyCreamyTarts, cakes, fillings
Fig JamSweet, earthyChunkyCheese boards, pastries, meats

1 – Apricot Preserves

We swap in apricot preserves for orange marmalade a lot. It’s a smooth move. These preserves bring a slight tartness that really wakes up your food. You’ll find them a bit sweeter, too. The consistency is just right for spreading.

Apricot preserves work great on toast, just like marmalade. We use them in glazes for meats as well. The swap is simple: use the same amount of apricot preserves as you would orange marmalade. Easy, right?

We’ve tried this in various recipes. Every time, people love it. They often can’t even tell we’ve made a switch. That’s a win in our book.

2 – Peach Jam

Peach jam steps in when orange marmalade steps out. Sweet yet with a kick, it’s a solid back-up singer in the band of spreads. It lays down smoothly on bread and dances well with others in recipes. It hits different, in a good way.

We’ve spooned peach jam onto our morning toast and watched it melt into every corner, promising a good start to any day. Swapping is no sweat: use peach jam in a 1:1 ratio. We’ve also mixed it into sauces. The verdict? Thumbs up all around. It’s a vibe that’s hard to describe but easy to love.

3 – Pineapple Jam

We throw pineapple jam into the mix. This swap adds a tropical twist. It’s a breeze to use in place of orange marmalade. We found the sweet, tangy flavor perfect for spreading on our morning slices of bread.

In our trials, pineapple jam fit right in. Same amount does the trick. We’ve stirred it into sauces and used it atop baked goods. Each time, the results amazed us. This fruit spread adds a new dimension to dishes.

4 – Lemon Curd

Lemon curd steps up. It’s bold, zesty, and ready to spread its lemony cheer on your toast. We found it perfect for adding a bright, citrusy zing.

It’s thicker than marmalade, yet works beautifully. Spread it the same way you would your usual orange spread. A 1:1 swap does the job nicely.

We tried it in cookies and cakes. Friends asked, “What’s the secret ingredient?” Lemon curd was our stealthy swap. It brought dishes to life.

5 – Fig Jam

We introduce fig jam as a stand-in. This choice brings a sweet and earthy flavor. It’s a surprise twist for your toast or recipes. We found it spreads easily, making mornings smoother. We swap fig jam for orange marmalade in the same amounts.

In trials, it blended well with both sweet and savory dishes. This jam has a rich texture. It enhances meals, adding depth. Our friends gave it a thumbs up. Recipes shine with fig jam.