Orange Grand Marnier Skillet Jam is sweet and chunky with just a hint of booze.

Can you spot me in the above photo? I didn’t realize I was photobombing my own shoot until much later when the images were being edited. I left this one in for fun. 

Orange Grand Marnier Skillet Jam is sweet and chunky with just a hint of booze.

With life feeling a bit more intense than usual right now, it seems like an excellent time to share a simple recipe. One with just a few ingredients that can be whipped up in a flash. One of the things I love about this jam (aside from the booze, obviously) is that it’s small batch. Three cups of oranges cooks down to approximately one cup, which is plenty of homemade jam for two people. There’s no need to freeze or can leftovers. Just make, chill, and spread of some buttery biscuits.

Orange Grand Marnier Skillet Jam is sweet and chunky with just a hint of booze.

Or eat it with a spoon, if you’re like me. If you like this recipe, you may also enjoy my spicy strawberry skillet jam!

Orange Grand Marnier Skillet Jam
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Serves: 8 ounces
  • 3 oranges, peeled and segmented (approximately 3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  1. Slice the orange segments in half. This step is optional but it will help the oranges breakdown faster while the jam is cooking.
  2. Add the orange segments, zest, and sugar to a large skillet and stir together. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, stirring a few times. Add in the Grand Marnier and lemon juice.
  3. Place the skillet over medium heat. As the oranges heat up and begin to simmer they will release quite a bit of liquid. Continue cooking for 35-40 minutes, stirring periodically. As the liquid begins to reduce and thicken, stir more frequently to avoid burning the jam.
  4. Once the oranges are completely broken down and the remaining liquid is a thick syrup, remove from the heat. Allow to cool and then chill in the refrigerator.
If desired, the Grand Marnier can be omitted from the recipe for an alcohol-free jam.


  • Ashley

    Wow! I am loving this recipe and the fact that it’s made in a skillet. :) Such a unique jam flavor. Loving it!

  • Millie l Add A Little

    Mmmm this looks amazing and simple!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Booze in jam – count me in! Love this skillet jam!!

  • Matt Robinson

    This looks amazing, love that you made it in a skillet!!

  • Meg

    Ooh, yes — on a warm biscuit or toast? Absolutely. Looks great!

  • Alexis @ Upside Down Pear

    Wonderful flavor combinations! Orange and Grand Marnier are amazing together. I’m going to make this and put it on everything…warm biscuits…vanilla ice cream…a spoon :)

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    LOL! I love your photo bomb:) And this jam, is my kind of jam. Big fan of grand marnier!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Yes please to jam with biscuits, the booze is a must!

  • t portlock

    Your in the spoon! cool, looking forward to making this jam

  • Shanna @ pineapple and coconut

    I love playing “spoon I spy” in food photos! ha ha The jam sounds so good!

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    Love your photobomb. I did that too. This jam looks so good! Biscuits!

  • Natasha of

    Photo bombs are the best! ha ha. P.S. This looks amazing! I want that on an English muffin! Pinning! :)

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    I’ve done the ‘photo-bombing’ thing more times than I can remember. There’s one blue bowl I have that easily captures reflections and once I had just about the whole neighbourhood reflected in there complete with little fluffy clouds in the sky. ;-)
    Love the idea of making such an easy jam and not having to mess around with thermometres or jars.


    Such a great recipe! And I love that its made in a skillet!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I love adding grand marnier to anything for that yummy summer orangey flavor!! LOVE!