Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins
I was going to make Strawberry Lemon Marmalade by Kristal Stygler (Strawberry Lemon Marmalade) but when I took a closer look I thought it called for more sugar than I would like and be more like jam than marmalade. I came up with this instead and I think it is really delicious. It is definitely a marmalade, but not as strong as some. Sets beautifully, too, from the natural pectin in the citrus fruit and seed. I have also made this with sour cherries instead of the strawberries - also delicious!
- Wash the lemon and limes and shred them finely.
- Keep all the seeds from both, and put them in a clean new tea ball, or sew them into a scrap of cheesecloth.
- Put the jars into a large kettle with water to about one inch above the rims.
- Turn on the heat about 25 minutes before the jars will be needed.
- They should boil 10 minutes to be sterilized.
- Put the lemon and lime shreds in a large, broad pot with the water, and the seeds, and boil for ten minutes.
- Wash, hull and slice the strawberries.
- Add the sugar and strawberries to the pot.
- Continue boiling until it is thick and looks inclined to set, about 30 minutes longer.
- Stir regularly.
- Fish out the seeds, draining them well.
- I open the tea ball and press with the back of a spoon.
- Spoon the marmalade in sterilized jars and seal them according to the manufacturer's instruction.
- (Generally, boil lids for 5 minutes.) Process in boiling water for 5 minutes.