Ever since I saw this honey lemon marmalade recipe here on Food in Jars, one of my favorite blogs, I’ve been dying to make it. Dying I tell you!
I love lemons. Love Love Love Love lemons. Lemons are a comfort food for me and I use them a lot in the winter time when I have a sore throat or am not feeling well. I boil a lemon in some water and add some honey, then drink a whole lot of it. I can see myself putting a spoonful of this jam in some steaming water and feeling it’s healing effects immediately!
This wasn’t the easiest or least messy thing I’ve ever canned. It kind of was quite a bit of work but not much more than other jams I’ve made. So, set aside a couple hours if you want to make this.
I purchased these lemons at Costco for about $6 for a 5 pound bag, and they were lovely, juicy and large. I ended up with 4 left over that I used for making salmon. I washed the lemons well. Then sliced them until they would fit into my food processor with the slicer/shredded attachment in.
I simplified the recipe by putting the lemons in my food processor, instead of chopping them by hand, as seen below. I also had some helpers with this recipe, which makes it even more fun!
I also added about a cup of sugar more than the recipe called for because my marmalade was pretty bitter. This jam is a little bit of an acquired taste. I loved it. My husband liked it. My kids thought it was ok. My father in law thought it was fantastic. I guess it just depends on your tastes. I think it’s a valuable thing to have in my food storage and it has multiple purposes for me. I would definitely make it again!
For the honey lemon marmalade recipe, click here. Enjoy!