Craving the sweet, tangy taste of oranges even when they're out of season? Find it in your own pantry! Canning your own mandarin oranges preserves their fresh flavour and offers a vast array of health benefits. Check this simple recipe and discover how homemade canned oranges can preserve your culinary adventures while keeping your body in shape.

The Power of Homemade Canned Oranges: A Health Boost in Every Bite

Homemade canned oranges aren't just a tasty treat but a powerhouse of nutrients. Packed with immune-boosting vitamin C, digestion-friendly fiber, and heart-healthy potassium, these citrus gems offer many health benefits. By incorporating homemade canned oranges into your diet, you're treating your taste buds and nurturing your body from the inside out.

Homemade Canned Mandarin Oranges Recipe: Bringing Summer to Your Pantry

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  • 1kg peeled mandarin oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/8 cups sugar 


  1. Prepare Your Canner: To maintain the integrity of your preserves, ensure your canner is set up and your jars and lids are sterilized.
  2. Peel Your Fruit: Carefully peel the mandarin oranges, removing all the white pith to avoid bitterness in your canned fruits.
  3. Make the Syrup: In a saucepan, combine water and sugar. Heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, then remove from heat, keeping the syrup warm without boiling.
  4. Pack the Fruit: Place the peeled mandarin segments into your sterilized jars. Pour the warm syrup over them, leaving a 1/2 inch of headspace.
  5. Seal and Process: Secure the sterilized lids and rings onto the jars. Process them in a water bath canner for 10 minutes, submerging them in at least an inch of water.
  6. Cool and Check Seals: Allow the jars to cool for 12-24 hours. Check that the seals are correctly sealed, label the jars, and store them in a cool, dark place.

Enjoy the Taste of Sunshine Anytime

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With your homemade canned mandarin oranges safely stored away, you can enjoy summer's bright, citrusy flavour no matter the season. Whether added to salads or desserts or enjoyed straight from the jar, these delightful treats are sure to brighten any meal and boost your taste buds with their vibrant zest.


Experience the Joy of Canning with Our Luna Preserving Jars

Ready to embark on your canning journey? Ensure your homemade delights are stored safely and stylishly with our Luna Preserving Jars. Crafted with quality materials and designed for convenience, our jars are the perfect solution for your culinary adventures. Visit our store today and start your canning experience!

 Original Luna Preserving Jar with 3 piece screw top closure


For more info check these references:

  1. River Cottage Handbook No.2: Preserves by Pam Corbin - This book is available for purchase on the River Cottage website.
  2. The Modern Preserver: Chutneys, Pickles, Jams and More by Kylee Newton - Available for purchase on Amazon UK.
  3. The Jam Maker's Garden by Holly Farrell - Available for purchase on Waterstones, a UK-based bookstore.
  4. Preserves: A Beginner's Guide to Making Jams and Jellies, Chutneys and Pickles, Sauces and Ketchups, Syrups and Alcoholic Sips by Jill Nice - Available for purchase on Book Depository, offering free worldwide delivery.
  5. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) - For authoritative information on food safety and home food preservation, visit the EFSA website.



May 28, 2024

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