Chocolate Orange Topping

Chocolate Orange Topping

Here is the recipe, the picture of the jar, and on vanilla ice cream. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 d 2 hrs
Total Time 1 d 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 50


  • 1/2 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 T. Ball Flex batch pectin (low sugar/no sugar)
  • 4 cups crushed navel or seedless oranges (5 medium oranges)
  • Zest from one orange
  • 2 cups granulated sugar


  • Makes about 5 (8 oz) half pints – also fantastic to put into 4 oz jars for gifts! 
  • Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
  • Combine Cocoa powder and pectin in a medium glass bowl, stirring until evenly blended. Set aside.
  • Combine crushed oranges and zest into a large stainless steel saucepan. Whisk in pectin mixture until dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once (taste if you are using the low sugar method but do not boil till you have correct sugar ratio) and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  • Ladle hot sundae topper into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  • Process jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
Keyword Chocolate Orange Topping