Girragirra Green Living

Lime Marmalade


When the Universe (well Jill actually) sends you limes – make lime marmalade!

This recipe has been a winner in our fam for decades and guests in the Retreat just love its fresh zesty taste on their morning sourdough too.

You need:

1kg limes (about 12 medium)

2 litres water

2 kg sugar


  1. Wash limes and slice as finely as possible
  2. Place limes in a basin with water, cover and stand overnight
  3. Place lime mixture in a boiler, bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer
  4. Simmer covered for an hour
  5. Measure your mixture and add one cup of sugar for every cup of mixture
  6. Stir over high heat with out boiling until the sugar is dissolved
  7. Bring to the boil and boil as rapidly as possible uncovered without stirring for 20 minutes or until jam will jell on a cold saucer.
  8. Stand 5 mins then pour into hot sterilised jars and seal.

Makes about 9 cups.

* If you want to get all fancy, stir 1/2 cup of brandy in after allowing the finished jam to stand for 5 and before pouring it into your jars

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