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orange jam in instant pot

Orange Jam In Instant Pot (Without Pectin)

Orange jam without peel & without pectin is delicious, easy to make fruit jam using fresh oranges. We make this awesome, colorful citrus flavored small batch jam in the instant pot pressure cooker, which makes the process so simple and easy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword orange jam
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
pressure build up and release time estimate 22 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoons
Calories 32kcal


  • 2 cups oranges seeds removed (I use about 6 to 7 oranges)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  • Add the oranges to the instant pot (peeled and seeds removed if any).
    oranges in instant pot
  • Add lemon juice, water and sugar, mix well to combine.
    oranges mixed with sugar, water and lemon juice
  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position, cook in high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Once the cooking is done, press "keep warm/cancel" button and wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Once the pressure is all released, carefully open the lid.
    oranges cooked in the instant pot
  • Stir the contents, also add the orange zest and mash the cooked oranges using a potato masher.
    mash oranges in instant pot
  • Press saute and simmer the contents while you stir and mash the oranges as needed.
    mash oranges to make jam
  • Simmer the contents (make sure to stir often) for about 5 to 6 minutes or until the contents have reached an almost jam like consistency. Keep in mind that the jam will further thicken more as it cools down.
    making orange jam in instant pot pressure cooker
  • Allow the prepared orange jam to cool down (you may check the taste and if desired, you may add one more tablespoon of lemon juice and mix well with the jam for more citric flavor).
    orange jam in instant pot
  • Once the jam is cool down slightly, transfer to clean, dry, air tight glass jars. Store at room temperature for a day, and you can store this fresh in the refrigerator for about a week!
    orange jam
  • Instant pot orange jam is not meant for canning as this is a small batch jam and it is best to be used with in a week's time for best results.
    orange jam


The oranges used in this recipe are not very sour in taste, rather they are sweet.
If the oranges that you use are very sour & tangy, you can use slightly more amount of sugar to adjust the sweetness and also you may reduce the amount of lemon juice slightly.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg