Lemon Lush Marmalade


Experience the tangy burst of Lemon Lush Marmalade, a vibrant spread that brings the zesty and refreshing flavors of fresh lemons to your table. This homemade marmalade is a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness, offering a bright and invigorating addition to your pantry, ideal for spreading on toast, enhancing desserts, or as a unique ingredient in savory dishes.

Lemon Lush Marmalade

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (including peeling and slicing)
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 35 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 8.8 g


  • Fresh lemons, thinly sliced with peel (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (750g / 1.7 lbs / 26.5 oz)
  • Water (1 liter / 4.2 cups / 34 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Prepare Lemons: Thinly slice the lemons, retaining the peel.
  • Cook the Lemons: In a large pot, combine lemon slices with water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add Sugar: Stir in sugar. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Simmer and Thicken: Cook for 40 minutes, or until the marmalade reaches the desired consistency.
  • Test for Doneness: To test, place a small amount of marmalade on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  • Jar and Cool: Pour the hot marmalade into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choosing Lemons: Use organic, unwaxed lemons for the best flavor and texture.
  • Slice Thickness: Adjust the thickness of the lemon slices according to your preference.
  • Removing Bitterness: Blanch the lemon slices before cooking to reduce bitterness, if desired.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use other citrus fruits in combination?

Yes, oranges or grapefruits can be added for a varied flavor profile.

How long does lemon marmalade last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 2 months in the refrigerator.

Can I reduce the sugar in this marmalade?

Yes, but adjust to your liking, keeping in mind sugar helps in preservation.