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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 79kcal
Author Jill Nystul


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 25.5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg