While our Orange Cranberry Marmalade was introduced as such in 1999, the product itself dates back to 1995 when we first created the tasty combination of oranges and cranberries under a different name. It was back in 1995 that our innocence as a young brand caught up to us with a spelling mistake on our label, and another memorable story that we still enjoy sharing to this day.
At our first appearance at the 1995 Fancy Food Show where our Roasted Garlic Onion Jam stole the show, our wholesale business increased. Around that same time, an order from a major retailer came through for 20,000 jars of our Orange Cranberry Marmalade and with that order, a question about our product name.
“We hand wrote our labels,” says Jonathan. “When that big order came through, I wrote ‘mamalade’ by mistake. I’m a terrible speller. I covered by saying, ‘that’s how we say it in Maine,’ and they loved it!”
Our marmalades are just like our jams and jellies, but with a little something extra – the zest of the citrus fruits they’re made from. These citrus preserves keep a little bit of the peel for an exquisite flavor and texture that is perfect for baking with, or used as a sweet spread. Today, our Orange Cranberry Marmalade is still one of our best-selling products and is delicious proof that sometimes you just can’t beat the classics.
Made from orange peel and cranberries, we add a splash of orange liqueur and brandy to give this marmalade an elegant and sophisticated flavor. With just a little bit of lemon and little bit of spice, this marmalade turns its short list of ingredients into an extraordinary taste that’s upheld its reputation year after year.
We recommend it for breakfast or brunch, used on toast, scones or between a stack of pancakes. You can even use it in a more savory manner as a delicious ham glaze or to candy baby carrots. After all these years, it’s no surprise we’ve found so many ways to use our marmalade, but one of our favorites is still in our Apple and Cheddar Crisp. Check out the recipe below!
Apple Cheddar Crisp
For the filling –
- 7 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Orange Cranberry Marmalade
For the topping –
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- Place all filling ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Transfer to a greased 13×9-inch baking pan.
- Prepare topping by placing all dry ingredients in a bowl, including shredded cheese.
- Add butter, cutting it in with a pasty blender or two knives. When well blended and crumbly, sprinkle topping on the apples and bake in a 350°F oven for 45 minutes.
- Serve warm, topped with ice cream or whipped cream.