• Meyer Lemon Marmalade {Recipe}

    by  • January 12, 2012 • Preserving, Recipes • 4 Comments

    meyer lemon marmalade recipeWhen I finished making candied Meyer lemons, I couldn’t toss the remaining syrup. Lightly lemon flavored, I tried stirring it into a cocktail but it was too thick. Jam-like already, all signs pointed to marmalade.

    I chopped ten Meyer lemons from my surprise windfall from Green B.E.A.N. into tiny bits, carefully removing the central membrane and seeds. I simmered them with the syrup, water, and seeds in a cheesecloth bundle until the rind softened and the jam set up. I felt like the marmalade lacked sweetness and added vanilla bean plus a bit more sugar to smooth out that side of the flavor profile.

    The resulting trio of quarter pints, plus a nearly full quarter pint in the fridge, represent my first home-canned goods of 2012. It feels great to be putting up again, though I bet these jars will vanish before I complete another canning project!

    Added to Simple Lives Thursday 78.

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    4 Responses to Meyer Lemon Marmalade {Recipe}

    1. January 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Yum!!!! My aunt and uncle in Tuscon have a Meyer lemon tree, and a couple of years ago sent us a huge box of them. I made marmalade,too, and it was amazing. Sadly, their tree hasn’t produced much in the last few years…(but I keep hoping that it will get back up to speed!)

    2. CasandraHenrich
      January 16, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Wow! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have been looking for a perfect lemon marmalade and I think this Meyer Lemon Marmalade is the best.

    3. Arjee
      January 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      I’ve tasted almost all fruits that turned into marmalade, but lemon? Never! Thanks for your recipe, I’ll try this at home. I’m sure kids will this.

    4. January 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

      this sounds so incredible! i bet it would be awesome on some biscuits

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