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Orange-Thyme Jelly

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Orange-Thyme Jelly

Orange-Thyme Jelly - A fruity taste experience and a sunny start to the day

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Health Score:
2,2 / 10
35 min.

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Nutritional values

Thyme gives the sweet jelly that certain slightly tart extra. Thanks to the oranges, it also contains a relatively high vitamin C content for a spread.

The fine jelly not only tastes great on breakfast rolls, but can also be stirred into yoghurt and quark or used to flavour sauces.

1 <none> contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie18 kcal(1 %)
Protein0 g(0 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates4 g(3 %)
Sugar added4 g(16 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate1 μg(0 %)
Pantothenic acid0 mg(0 %)
Biotin0.2 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C3 mg(3 %)
Potassium14 mg(0 %)
Calcium4 mg(0 %)
Magnesium1 mg(0 %)
Iron0 mg(0 %)
Iodine0 μg(0 %)
Zinc0 mg(0 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid2 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:
4 ⅖ pounds
juicy Oranges
1 pound
Jam sugar (2:1)
5 sprigs

Kitchen utensils

3 canning jars (or mason jars; each 400 ml), 2 Kitchen towels, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Pot, 1 Silicone spoon, 1 Plate, 1 small Ladle, 1 Slotted spoon (optional)

Preparation steps

Orange-Thyme Jelly preparation step 1

Rinse screw-top jars (each 400 ml) (each approximately 1 3/4 cups) and lids in a pot of boiling water and allow to dry upside down on a clean kitchen towel.

Orange-Thyme Jelly preparation step 2

Squeeze juice from the oranges and measure out 1200 ml (approximately 5 cups) juice.

Orange-Thyme Jelly preparation step 3

Pass the measured juice through a fine sieve into a pot.

Orange-Thyme Jelly preparation step 4

Halve the vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the seeds and add seeds to the pot along with the jam sugar.

Orange-Thyme Jelly preparation step 5

Rinse thyme, shake dry and add to the pot along with the vanilla pod. Bring to a boil and cook over high heat, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes, skimming off foam from surface. 

Orange-Thyme Jelly preparation step 6

Test setting point by placing a few drops of hot liquid on a small plate. If the liquid begins to set after a few seconds it can be jarred. Otherwise, continut to cook for another 1-2 minutes and repeat the test. 

Orange-Thyme Jelly preparation step 7

Remove the vanilla pod and thyme. Pour the hot mixture through a funnel into the prepared jars. Seal immediately, then turn upside down and let rest on a damp cloth for 5 minutes before turning right side up and letting cool completely. Tip: To preserve the jelly for longer, you will need to process the jars according to manufacturer's instructions, or visit