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Lemon Jam

This jam isn’t too sweet and has the perfect amount of tart lemony flavor. Even better, it’s basically fool proof and completely delicious! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Jillee

Ingredients:

  • 4 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water

Instructions:

  1. Grate the zest of three of the lemons into a small pot. Slice the fourth lemon into thin rings and add them to the pot.
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the pot and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the water off the lemons and zest. Add the lemons and zest back to the pot and cover with another cup of water. Simmer for 10 minutes and strain again.
  3. Put the lemons and zest back into the pot once again. Add sugar, lemon juice, and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil then turn down the heat to medium/low. Simmer until the mixture starts to thicken, about 30-45 minutes. Pour the jam into a jar and put it in the fridge to cool.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Sodium 287mg 12%
Potassium 112mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 30.9%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.