Lime Marmalade

Whenever I make something with lavender or lime for the blog I feel it is bespoke. I made this lime marmalade as I had an abundance of limes and did not want them to go to waste.

Lime Marmalade
Lime Marmalade
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For those of you who have not been on this ten year blogging journey with me, I thought I would talk about our house. In 2002 Dave and I bought a piece of land in Gordons Bay. Dave drew up a rough plan of what he envisioned for the house, and these in turn were brought to life by our architect. In 2003 a builder was sent by the architect to do the foundations for the house. The following year, Dave and I realized we could not get the entire house built in one go, so we changed the extremely large garage into a cottage. As it would be turned back into a garage at some stage, we put the garage doors in straight away. Downstairs was a lounge / bedroom for the kids, a dining room, my tiny kitchen and a bathroom. And upstairs we created a huge bedroom.

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We are still sleeping in this bedroom, even though the house has now been built. From our bedroom there is a walkway leading down a few stairs to our study and gym. You then walk across another walkway which is over our dining room, to our en-suite bedroom. From the walkway we have a spiral staircase leading to our entertainment area. This is the yet-to-be built pub and our lounge. Our dining room is open plan to our kitchen and off that is a separate scullery. We also have 2 guest bedrooms, a bathroom and toilet downstairs. Changes were made to what the architect drew, the main one being a proper entrance hall. We are still in the process of finishing everything. It is a slow work in progress as we are doing the work ourselves. Dave has made everything in our house bespoke.

South African Scones With Lime Marmalade
South African Scones With Lime Marmalade

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Lime Marmalade

This is a great marmalade with full flavours of lime
Recipe Category: Marmalade
Makes enough for: 1 batch marmalade
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 6 limes
  • 2 oranges
  • 500 mls water, plus extra if necessary
  • 400 g fructose


  • Peel the skin off the limes, being careful to not include the pith
  • Place into a blender and chop and then set aside
  • Peel the skin off the orange and discard
  • Cut the limes and oranges into wedges before placing into a blender
  • Roughly chop and then place into a sauce pan with the water
  • Bring to a boil over a high temperature then reduce the temperature and leave to simmer for 45 minutes
  • Place a strainer over a bowl and pour the fruit and liquid into the strainer
  • Leave to drip for 30 minutes then press out as much juice as you can
  • Measure the juice and increase it to 400mls with water if it is less
  • Place the juice and zest into a clean sauce pan, cover and bring to a simmer over a medium temperature
  • Leave to simmer for 15 minutes then add the fructose
  • Stir until dissolved and then increase the temperature and bring to a boil
  • Leave to boil until the marmalade reaches 105° Celsius
  • Remove from the heat and carefully skim off any scum
  • Leave to stand for 15 minutes before placing into a sterilized glass jar
  • Cool completely before securing the lid onto the jar


You can leave the marmalade for 12 months before opening.
Refrigerate once opened.

To me, using regional, seasonal and fresh produce is key to a healthy lifestyle. Having studied a post graduate course in Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, I make sure to follow a Mediterranean diet. If you too are interested in nutrition you may choose to study a bachelor degree in nutrition, such as the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) offered by Endeavour College of Natural Health.

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18 thoughts on “Lime Marmalade

  1. Hi Tandy, I have just discovered you from a link in #notquitenigella. Approximately how many jars will this fill please?
    And what country are you? I follow you from Australia.

    1. Hello, and thanks for the follow. The jar is about 235mls and it made just a little bit more than that. I am in South Africa, and it is nice to have you here 🙂

  2. I love the idea of lime marmalade! And the stories of how your house came to be, it’s great that you are doing the work yourself! That’s awesome!! But always a work in progress!

  3. What a journey your house has been and still much more to come! Have you noticed that people don’t eat jam or pickles as much anymore. I often make batches and often find it hard to give away as people don’t seem to eat it (or maybe they have so many, it’s just another jar.)

  4. Your house sounds quite amazing Tandy. I love to make small batch preserves every now and then, so rewarding when you do 🙂

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