Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade


This strawberry marmalade recipe tastes like a refreshing summer drink in a sweet, spreadable format. Try the homemade marmalade stirred into oatmeal or yogurt or on top of pancakes or waffles, too.

Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
55 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Process Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 half-pints


  • 2 medium lemons

  • ½ cup water

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 cup crushed strawberries (about 6 cups whole berries)

  • 5 cup sugar

  • ½ of a 6-ounce package liquid fruit pectin (1 foil pouch)


  1. Score the peel of each lemon into four lengthwise sections; remove the peels with your fingers. Using a sharp knife, scrape off the white portions of peels; discard. Cut peels into thin strips.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine peel strips the water, and baking soda. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Do not drain. Section lemons, reserving juice; discard seeds. Add lemon sections and juice to peel-strips mixture. Stir in crushed strawberries. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes (should have about 3 cups).

  3. In an 8- to 10-quart heavy pot, combine lemon-strawberry mixture and sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in pectin. Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.

  4. Ladle hot marmalade into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids.

  5. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Allow to set at room temperature for 2 weeks before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

44 Calories
11g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 44
% Daily Value *
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Potassium 12mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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