Saturday, December 7, 2013

Meyer Lemon Vanilla Bean Marmalade

First, allow me to say that I solemnly vow to take more pictures of my canning process.  

But, just take a look at theses lovely lemons!  They smell mouthwateringly divine!!!

My dad has a good friend with a Meyer lemon tree, and he brought me bunches and bunches.  I actually have a big bag in the fridge right now, just waiting to be devoured.  

I looked all around for recipes for canning lemons, and I found one that sounded intriguing.  And I chose, drumroll please...

Meyer Lemon Vanilla Bean Marmalade

This was a learning process for me.  I've never used vanilla except in extract form, but I went out and found vanilla beans.

I got the part where I had to slice the vanilla bean down the middle, and I thought I understood what it meant to scrape out the seeds.  I was expecting to see a few seeds that I would probably have to crush.  Boy, was I wrong.  Apparently, vanilla beans are filled with teensy tiny seeds.

I got my bean at the grocery store, but this image from

Once I looked this up on the handy-dandy internet, I smacked my forehead and went along with the recipe.

There are many recipes out there for Meyer Lemon Vanilla Bean Marmalade, but the one that I chose is on Food Gal.

I did end up processing the jars though for 15-20 minutes, and the results were AMAZING!!

Now, I have to get chopping so that I can make enough to last until next year.

Let me give you one more look at these delicious lemons!

Where is smell-o-vision when we need it?

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