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



  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


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