Canned Sugared Lemon Slices in Syrup

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 64
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 32
    lemons, sliced thin with juice
  • 4
    cups sugar
  • 4
    cups water
  • 14
    cup salt
  • 14
    cup red-hot candies (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice lemons as thin as you can get without breaking the rind. Save all the juice when you are slicing the lemons.(Add the lemon juice to the syrup.).
  • Wash and sterilize 8 pint jars, wide mouth if you have. Heat the jars in the oven upside down in a pan with water 250* Heat seals in water.
  • In large kettle, add water, sugar and salt.
  • Turn heat to medium and dissolve sugar, do not burn, stir.
  • Have a hot water bath canner ready with water heating.
  • Pack lemon slices in jars, about 4 lemons per jar.Pack tight.
  • Add syrup carefully. Make sure there are no air pockets, stick knife gently down the sides.
  • Wipe each jar rim with a hot damp cloth, Place seal and ring on jar.
  • Place jars in canner and process in hot water bath 20 minutes. Make sure boiling water is over the tops of the jars.
  • Note: If you want the syrup to have more color and flavor, add the red hot cinnamon candies to the syrup and stir until they dissolve when making the syrup.
  • Take out of the canner and place on a towel out of drafts until they seal. You can also turn upside down if you wish.
  • Makes 16 half pints. Excellent Christmas gifts. Attach a card listing the uses.
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