Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade
Here is the Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade!
- 1 pc. small Meyer Lemons
- 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice from 2 -3 additional Meyer lemons
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 3 1/2 cups crushed strawberries
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 T. Ball Flex Batch No Sugar/Low Sugar Pectin or 1 box No sugar/Low sugar pectin
Using a vegetable peeler remove peel from the small lemon trying to avoid the pith.
Using a knife cut into skinny strips (julienne). If you have trouble with this task you can just zest the peel from the lemon. Juice the other two lemons removing any seeds.
In a large saucepan combine peel, juice, water and baking soda.
Bring to boiling then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes. (If you are only using the zest, after the boil, continue to adding the strawberries. Do not simmer for 20 more minutes) Do not drain.
Stir in the crush (or diced fine) strawberries.
Return to a boil, and then reduce to simmer for 10 minutes. Add sugar and bring mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Add pectin, and return to a full rolling boil for 1 minute. Skim the foam if necessary.
Filling the jars:
On a dishtowel place your hot jars in a semi circle leaving room for your pot that has your recipe.
Using your funnel in each jar ladle the mixture into the jars leaving 1/4” headspace. Remove air bubbles and refill to the proper headspace if necessary.
Taking a clean papertowel wet it with warm water and wipe the rims of the jars removing any food particles that would interfere with a good seal.
Using your magic wand to extract the lids from the hot water and place them on the now cleaned rims. Add your rings to the tops of each of the jars and turn to seal just "finger tight".
Make sure your rack is on the bottom of the canner and place the jars in the water bath making sure that the water covers each of the jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add hot water to the canner if it doesn't measure up.
Cover the pot and turn up the heat under the canner and wait for the water to start boiling. Once the water has come to a boil start your timer for 10 minutes.
When complete turn off the heat and remove the cover and let the jars sit for another few minutes.
Remove the jars and place them back on the dishtowel in a place that they will sit overnight to cool. Do not touch or move them till the next morning.