Are you a beekeeper who not only harvests honey but creates specialized honey products? Maybe you’re a shop owner who makes various food items and would like to try something new. Then how about a twist on the modern brunch fruit preserve spread with a pretty sweet honey marmalade infused with lemon?
If you ever asked yourself, “Can I use honey to make marmalade?’ The answer is, “Of course!” It’s quick and easy to make and is sure to be a hit with your customers and even yourself! Stand out in your industry in a new, tasty way.
- Glass Jars. This recipe yields a large batch (6 pints to be exact) so six 16 oz jars should do the trick like a 16 oz. Anchor Canning Jar that is ideal for home food canning or a 16 oz. Anchor Country Comfort Apothecary Jar that offers timeless shelf appeal in the perfect bulk size for your stores or honey shipments. You can always use smaller jars as well, just keeping in mind that you’ll need a larger quantity of them. If you want to be more decorative, then a 12 oz. Honey Bear Jar is perfect. Another good food storage jar option is a 12.5 oz. Oval Hexagon Jar.
- 8 cups chopped lemons. Approximately 14 lemons will be needed.
- 2 cups honey
- 4 cups cane sugar. If you want to be a bit healthier with this marmalade, you can always substitute with more honey (or agave nectar for the vegans out there).
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 packets liquid pectin (6 ounces)
- Sterilize your glass jars.
- Combine lemons, honey, sugar, and water together in a pot. Bring the honey marmalade mixture to a boil, reduce the temperature, and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add pectin to the fruit and let it gently boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat and fill the glass jars with the honey marmalade.
- Put the lids on the jars and let them sit in water for 10 minutes.
- Let the honey lemon marmalade in the jars sit overnight so that the pectin has time to fully activate.
And there you have it!
Have a taste of this sweet yet refreshing honey marmalade for yourself or have your family and customers give you a review! We promise that it will be a thumbs up, heart emoji (an actual hug if the person is a loved one of course), or 5 stars.