South African Lemon Pickle

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 27mins
YIELD: 5-6 cups




  • You need clean bottling jars for this. You need about 5 - 6 1-cup jars or 3 larger ones. Put into a cold oven, then heat oven 325 deg C/160 deg F and leave until needed.
  • Halve the lemons, then slice into thin slices. Remove pips.
  • Put the rest of the ingredients in a fairly big pot with a thick bottom, stir well, and bring to boiling.
  • Boil for about 12 minutes, then add the lemon slices. Stir well once and pull from heat.
  • Carefully take your sterilised bottles from the oven (best is to put them straight on to a metal oven tin).
  • With a slotted spoon, ladle the lemon pieces into the jars, the fill up with the liquid, to cover the lemon slices.
  • Very carefully, using oven gloves, wipe spills off the bottle necks with a damp cloth.
  • Seal bottles with their tops.
  • Cool, wipe completely clean, label, and leave for 2 weeks before using.