Tuesday, September 23, 2008

By Request - Meyer Lemon Jelly Recipe



Meyer Lemon Jelly
4 cups filtered lemon juice, preferably Meyer lemons, or juice with an electric juicer that removes most of the pulp and seeds
7 cups sugar
2 (3 oz) pouches liquid pectin
In an 8-qt stainless steel pan, over medium high heat, heat the juice until warm. Add the sugar and heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved. (This is a slow process but necessary.) Increase the heat to medium high and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. (This is also a slow process, especially when making a double batch as I did.) Stir in the entire contents of both pectin pouches. Return the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat.
Quickly skim off any foam and immediately ladle the hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe there jar rims and threads and apply screw rings. Process half-pint jars in a 200 degreeF water bath for 10 minutes, pint jars for 15 minutes.
This is a tangy jelly with an intense taste. I am very pleased with the finished product. From Blue Ribbon Preserves cookbook.
Yield: 7 to 8 half-pint jars

20 comments:

Jen said...

Sure sounds delicious and the jars are adorable!

African Kelli said...

Yum. I would just love a Meyer lemon tree. You know, I might just plant one.

cappy and pegody said...

We found your recipee by accident. I just picked 100 lbs of big juicy myers lemons and believe it or not could not give them away. We live in south Louisiana and every one has citrus trees. I just printed your recipee and am on the way to the store for suger and bleach to sterilize some jars. will let ya know how it comes out.

cappy and pegody said...

We just made our first batch of lemon jelly and you were right it is wonderful. Here's our post on our blog about it: http://cappyandpegody.blogspot.com/2009/03/when-life-hands-you-lemons.html Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Can you use orange juice instead?

Chef Geoff said...

That would make orange jelly, but yes the process would be exactly the same. Except I would use about half as much sugar if using orange juice.

Anonymous said...

can bottled lemon juice br\e used instead of real lemons?

Dave said...

I used the above recipe and everything worked out well. I used meyer lemons as well...delicious!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm, made it last night and it is great, but did not can them, I put the jelly in jars, let them cool and put the lids on and put them in the refrigerator, since it only made 4 jars, and they will quickly get eat up!!!!!!!!

Toast and Jam said...

Hi. I just made yesterday. I am a seasoned canner as well as jelly/jam maker. I never made lemon before and thought I would try it. I don't always follow the recipe since they are not always right but figured to give you the benefit of the doubt since I never made a lemon jelly before. I thought that 1 minute stir time and then automatic canning was a little fast. I did stir it for 5 minutes but then stopped because I wanted to follow the recipe. I thought maybe it would thicken up on its own? Mine turned out runny. Yummy but runny. I think if I would have stirred it longer like I do for my other jelly's then it would not have been runny. I only did 1/2 batch to try it so not a big deal. Will use this for topping it's more of a syrup. I am going to do everything the same except stirring it longer. I will post how long I stirred it for to make mine actual jelly and not a syrup. It did thicken up the one bottle in the fridge which is normal for Jelly to do, but it was still runnier than I like. Is this supposed to be on the more runny side and not like a grape or strawberry jelly? I did use regular lemons not Meyer. I got a case of regular lemons and I am trying to figure out what to use them all for! Most the recipes I found on lemon jelly are the same as this one and they say that you can use regular lemons or bottled lemon juice. I don’t see how that could affect the process of the jelly but wanted to note that I didn’t use Meyer. I will be back later today or tomorrow to let you know if stirring longer makes a difference for me anyway.

Terri O said...

Mine is runny too

Mari said...

Did it this evening, followed the directions precisely, and it turned out absolutely perfectly. It was setting as I poured it on the jars, LOL.
Looks gorgeous after processing, and tastes wonderful. Thank you for posting!

Lisa said...

I used this recipe last year and, people went nuts for this!!! I am making it again upon request one of my husbands co workers wanted more and, I told him the recipe. He said his coworkers wife would not be able to make it as she is very ill. I am making some just for her soon as I was just able to obtain some lemons. Thanks so much

jeanne b said...

Thank you soo much for your recipe, I just finished it, and it is already setting up beautifully... easy to do and I know my family will enjoy this Christmas having Great Great Grandma's Lemons off her tree in a jar.... the jelly is so tasty, just had some on some buttered bread,
Thanks again for making it possible for home made goodies under the tree..Jeanne B

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I use your recipe all the time! I have 6 citrus trees and love making jelly from the juice. Last night I made lemon-lime--fantastic! I don't know why the person above says it is too runny--it is perfect and comes out to a very spreadable texture.

Anonymous said...

Used meyer lemons and it worked out great! Liked it so much I made three more batches and even made some Lime jelly (1/2 cup key lime and the rest were large limes) which turned out just as good.

Jo-Ann said...

Just found this recipe and made it with all the Meyer lemons I was gifted. Fantastic!!

jb Wooten said...

I just found this recipe. Got tons of Meyers Lemons this
year going to give it a try.

jb Wooten said...

I just found this recipe. Got tons of Meyers Lemons this
year going to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

I made some for the holidays, along with meyer lemon curd. This was by far everyone's favorite. My son is finishing up the rest, so I have to make (a lot) more. Thanks! Traci