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Lemon Marmalade

 Lemon Marmalade
Lemons and grapefruit combine to create a tantalizing spread for English muffins, toast and even shortbread cookies! I give away jars of this marmalade every Christmas.—Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
48 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Process: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium lemons
  • 1 medium grapefruit
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 4 cups sugar

Directions

  • Peel rind from lemons and grapefruit; cut into thin strips, about 1
  • in. long. Set aside fruit.
  • In a Dutch oven, combine water and citrus peel. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until peel is
  • softened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Trim white pith from reserved lemons and grapefruit; discard pith.
  • Cut lemons and grapefruit into segments, discarding membranes and
  • seeds. Chop pulp, reserving juices; stir into reserved peel mixture.
  • Add pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring
  • constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1
  • minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into hot
  • half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe
  • rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water
  • canner. Yield: 6 half-pints.

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Lemon Marmalade (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 67 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.