Lemon Shred Marmalade Lemon Shred Marmalade

Author: Canadian Living

Straining the juice and using only the rind produces a crystal clear jelly with elegant fine shreds.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2004



Cut 15-inch (38 cm) square of double thickness fine cheesecloth; set aside.

Scrub lemons. Cut out stem and blossom ends and any blemishes. Using vegetable peeler, peel off rind, leaving white pith; cut rind into paper-thin strips and set aside. Cut lemons in half crosswise. Squeeze out juice, dislodging seeds. Strain through sieve into large Dutch oven, reserving seeds; add rind to pan.

Chop lemon pith and membranes; place along with reserved seeds in prepared cheesecloth. Bring up sides and tie top with string; add to pan.

Add 10 cups (2.5 L) water; bring to simmer over medium heat. Simmer, stirring often and pressing bag to release pectin, until rind turns to mush when pressed between fingers, about 1 hour. Remove bag and let cool; squeeze juice into pan. Mixture should measure 8 cups (2 L); if not, add water to make up difference or boil until reduced to this amount.

For each batch, in clean Dutch oven, bring 4 cups (1 L) each of the sugar and fruit mixture to full rolling boil, stirring. Boil vigorously, stirring constantly, until free of foam, thickened and setting point is reached, about 8 minutes.

Pour into sterilized 1-cup (250 mL) canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) headspace. Seal with prepared discs and bands. Process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1 tbsp (15 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 52.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
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Lemon Shred Marmalade