How to make Lemon & Lime Marmalade | Rosie Makes Jam Recipes

Lemon & Lime Marmalade

This is a deliciously tangy marmalade with the perfect combination of lemon peel and lime zest and juice to provide the perfect balance of flavours - and quick to make at any time of the year!


30 oz
750 g
6 each
Sugar, White granulated
36 oz
1.5 kg
1.8 litre

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Sugar, White granulated

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  1. As with all of my marmalade recipes you need to cook the fruit whole first
  2. Place the washed lemons in the pan you intend to make the marmalade in and cook over a medium heat until tender - around 30-40 minutes
  3. Allow to cool enough to handle and prepare
  4. Place them onto a large plate and cut in half - the plate is so that you can catch any juices. Remove any thick membranes from the centre, retain as much of the flesh and juice as possible. Remove and pips and discard
  5. Cut the soft peel into the size of peel that you prefer and add, with the juices and flesh, back into the water in the pan
  6. Zest the limes straight into the pan and then squeeze the juice of the limes and add that too
  7. Add all of the sugar and stir this mixture over a low heat until the sugar is fully dissolved - important
  8. Once everything is smooth and warm turn up the heat and stop stirring - stirring cools the contents of the pan and we need to get the heat up
  9. Once a rolling boil is achieved start your timer for 15 minutes - stir a couple of times to check nothing is sticking
  10. Check for a set on a saucer at the end of the 15 minutes, leave the pan on the heat while you do this
  11. If not quite there boil for a further 5-6 minutes and test again
  12. When the 'crinkle'*** is good, turn off heat and remove pan; leave to stand for 15-20 minutes before jarring up to ensure peel distributes evenly through the jar.
  13. Store at ambient temperature away from strong sunlight
  14. *** Watch my 'Preserving for Beginners' video in The Library of Rosie's Preserving School for all tips and tricks to get jam and marmalade to set

How long will it take to make?

Preparation time:
30 mins
Cooking time:
1 hour
Total time:
1 hour 30 mins
Soaking overnight
not included in total time

How much?

Approx. 6 x 370ml/1 lb jars

Look after it

Store at ambient temperature out of strong sunlight to preserve the delicate colour

This information is based on the standard recipe quantities and has not be updated by Rosie's Ingredient calculator

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Lemon and Lime Marmalade