Orange and Lemon Marmalade, with a twist

Orange and Lemon Marmalade, an acquired taste for me.

Before someone comes and crucifies me – “this is not keto” – I have to say that I did not choose it as keto in my description, but that, at 3.8 net carbs per serving, and not getting into individualized responses and insulin/blood sugar, it can yes be accommodated, sparingly and occasionally, on a keto diet.

It is a perfect pairing for a cheese board to be eaten in special occasions, for a after Christmas brunch, with a keto pancake or slice of bread (my own si vous plait).

That said, let’s get to the “twist”. I could say it is the spices I used. But no. It is….hold your breath….a bit more…WASABI paste.

I know, that is an ingredient that many hate. I like wasabi. But even if I did not, there is only a very small amount, that serves the purpose of transforming something from basic, to brilliant. Try it, and let me know if you liked it!



Lemon and Orange Marmelade


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Marmelade, an acquired taste, or a love at first sight one? For me it was an acquired taste. I decided to replicate it and add my touch, producing a delicious and low carb option to add to a cheese platter or even to a slice of keto bread or pancake for a nice touch. The twist? Wasabi. Believe me, it gives a kick and a touch to this recipe that no one could ever imagine.
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:120 mins
  • Serves:10
  • Freezable:No

Nutrition per portion

  • Carbs 3.81 net
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 tbsp Lakanto or Sukrin brown "sugar"
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Wasabi paste (YES)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cut the orange and lemon into 0.5cm slices and put into a bowl
  • Cover with water and leave it overnight
  • Discard the water
  • Put the orange and lemon in a pan and cover with water
  • Simmer for 1 hour
  • Add the "sugar", spices and extract
  • Simmer until reduced and "gelified" (1 hour approximately)
  • Add the wasabi and mix well
  • Let in cool down completely
  • Put into a sterilized jar
  • Enjoy sparingly with cheese or keto bread
Serving size = 1 heaped teaspoon

Passionate about the ketogenic and lowcarb lifestyle, solo traveler, passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Amateur photographer, recipe developer, creator of the famous keto perfect bread.


  1. Motoguzzimomma - Christine

    OMGoodness! I’m off to buy an orange to make this! I miss marmalade a lot and this one sounds particularly tasty 🙂


    1. Motoguzzimomma - Christine

      And wasabi is pure genius!


      1. heelsandspices

        It was 🤣🤣

    2. heelsandspices

      I was not a fan until this one ahaja


  2. John Koen

    I am going to make this so I can use a little in a keto “General Tso’s chicken” that I want to make this week, but am also looking forward to trying on bread and pancakes! 😘


    1. heelsandspices



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