Our lemon tree is incredibly prolific. It's a dwarf Meyer Lemon tree, and we get fruit year-round - we love it!
I love lemon flavored things. Lemon soup is one of my favorites. I've also made lemon pasta, lemon chicken, lemon pancakes, lemonade among other lemony delights.
Because we get lots of lemons, we are always on the lookout for a good lemon recipe for when we see this on our counter:
We had such success with our first canning experience making rosemary jelly, that I just had to try making lemon jelly.
I found this recipe, from Blue Ribbon Preserves:
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. 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.
Yield: 7 to 8 half-pint jars
I just LOVE this jelly! It tastes great on bread fresh from the oven, would go well with crackers or could be used to baste roasted chicken or pork.
It's also pretty!
This recipe is a keeper! Definitely worth a try if you enjoy orange marmalade.
I'm thinking we are going to start our fall seeds soon. Come back next week to see what wwe'll be planting. In the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.
Also check out "Canning Week Blog Party - From Garden PlOTT to Kitchen POTT" hosted by Ott, A (A Latte' with Ott, A) and Jen (From Mess Hall to Bistro)! There are lots of fabulous recipes and tips this week!