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Sunday Breakfast in Bed: Hot Biscuits with Lemon Marmalade

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Today we enjoyed a leisurely Sunday morning with a simple breakfast in bed: piping hot coffee and cream, fresh hot biscuits with sweet butter and home-made marmalade, the Sunday Times and classical music on my new Denon N7 System. Life is good.. and this lemon marmalade is wonderful. A recipe created by Karen Morss of Lemon Ladies Orchard (someone who knows a thing or two about lemons!), I loved the variation as I typically indulge in orange marmalade. Thank you Karen for sharing this recipe and something I am happy to add to my list of favorite things for breakfast!


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Meyer Lemon Marmalade
Recipe Courtesy of Karen Morss of Lemon Ladies Orchard



4 cups sliced lemons: Approximately 2 lbs MEYER LEMONS (6 for slicing plus 2 more for juice)

  • 4 cups WATER
4 cups SUGAR



Halve lemons crosswise and remove seeds.
  2. Tie seeds in a cheesecloth bag.
  3. Cut each half into four quarters and thinly slice (1/4″).
  4. Combine lemons with bag of seeds and water in a 5-quart non-reactive pot and let mixture stand, covered, at room temperature 24 hours.

  5. Bring lemon mixture to a boil over moderate heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes.
  6. Skim off foam and remove any seeds that remain floating about. 

  7. Stir in 4 Cups sugar and 1/2 Cup fresh juice and boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally and skimming off any foam.
  8. Taste and add a little more sugar if necessary (1/4 cup at a time).
  9. Cook until a teaspoon of mixture dropped on a cold plate gels, about 30 minutes.
  10. I use a candy thermometer and cook until it reaches 220 degrees.
  11. Put empty jars in 250 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Ladle hot marmalade into jars, filling to within 1/4″ inch of top.
  13. Wipe rims with dampened cloth and seal jars with lids.

  14. Put filled jars in 250 degree oven for 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Yields approx. 6 half-pint jars or five 9oz jars
Marmalade will store in a cool, dark place, up to 1 year.
Recipe originally adapted from Lady Marmalade.

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  1. CycleChef January 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    I might serve this w/ Espresso Sambuca.

  2. terry dagrosa January 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm -  Reply

    ahh, great idea!

  3. christo January 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    this could be my seduction side dish – sounds tasty…

  4. Aditi Nayyar February 2, 2011 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    Thanks for the recipe! I aint too fond of cooking but since this looks not that tough I will surely try it!!

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