Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Strawberry - Lemon Marmalade Recipe

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Strawberry - Lemon Marmalade

1 lemon
12 oz strawberries (about 2 cups)
1 C sugar

Using a vegetable peeler, peel the skin from the lemon and cut it into thin strips, juice the lemon, reserving the seeds in a cheesecloth baggie. Combine peel strips and juice and seeds with 1 C boiling water.

Chop strawberries and mix with 1/2 c sugar

strawberry lemon marmalade 06-25-13 macerating

Let strawberries macerate, and lemon peels soak for at least 4 hours, up to 24 hours.

Throw lemon mix into a pan and bring to a boil, simmer for 20-30 min until the liquid is greatly reduced and the peels are tender. Remove the seed bag, squeezing to get all the juice out.

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Puree half the strawberry mix and throw everything into the pan with the lemon mix. Simmer for a few minutes and then add the last 1/2 c sugar, stir until it is fully dissolved and then bring to a hard boil for about 3-5 minutes, until jam reaches 220degrees.

strawberry lemon marmalade 06-25-13 in the pot
(it must be noted, that I really should have used a much larger pot here)

Spoon into prepared jars and boiling water bath process for 10 minutes.

Makes 3 quarter pints

(a combination of three recipes:
http://www.foodinjars.com/2010/02/three-citrus-marmalade-recipe/  )

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