Tuesday 13 February 2018


Lemon marmalade - Recipe 2 Thin cut (Lemon Shred)

Basically this is the same recipe as the previous one but with very thin pared peel and none of the flesh in the final product.


1kg lemons (or limes or a mixture)
6 pints (3.5 litres) water
White granulated sugar (or jam sugar or preserving sugar)


Thinly pare the peel with a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. I used a vegetable peeler.

Finely slice the peel

Put the peel in a pan with 1 pint (600mls) water, bring gently to the boil and simmer for 20 -  30 minutes. Meanwhile roughly chop the peeled fruit and place in a large preserving pan with 5 pints (3 litres) of water.  Ensure you include all the pips, pith and juice of the peeled fruit.  Drain the peel and set aside, reserving the liquid which should be added to the fruit in the preserving pan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 1 - 2 hours.

The method now follows the process in the previous recipe - allow the fruit pulp to cool a little then put into a jelly bag and leave to strain for 6 hours or overnight

Measure the drained liquid....

Pour the liquid into a preserving pan, warm gently adding sugar (1lb/450g for each pint/600mls of liquid) and stir until all sugar has dissolved. Add the drained peel and bring rapidly to the boil and keep boiling until the setting point is reached (see previous recipe).

Allow the pan and contents to cool a little, stir to ensure that the peel is evenly distributed then pour into sterilised jars and seal.


John Austin

Hove February 2018

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