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Lemon Marmalade Recipe

Lemon Marmalade Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Process: 10 min. YIELD:48 servings


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


  • 1. Peel rind from lemons and grapefruit; cut into thin strips, about 1 in. long. Set aside fruit.
  • 2. In a Dutch oven, combine water and citrus peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until peel is softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Add pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • 5. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into six hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • 6. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 6 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 67 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 17g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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jorcrg User ID: 5316659 257512
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"How long will it take to firm up once you remove it from the simmering water?"

Paintedspoon User ID: 3183203 218203
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Mine is not even close to being firm, and I had enough for 8 jars not 6.

Haven't made anything like this for many years but very disappointed to spend that much time and have it not turn out."

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