Lemon jelly is a delightful way to add a light and zesty note to any occasion. Whether you’re serving it as a refreshingly cool after-dinner treat or a gift for a lemon lover, it’s a classic and versatile recipe that can easily be tweaked according to your own tastes and preferences. The following recipe offers an easy and foolproof way to make delicious lemon jelly.
- 3 ½ cups cold water
- 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 3 lemons
- 1 package (85 grams) of your preferred gelatin powder
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- In a saucepan, combine the cold water and sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved completely.
- Grate the zest of the lemons into the sugar and water mixture, stirring well.
- Squeeze and strain the juice from the lemons into the saucepan; set aside the lemon scraps.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and stir in the gelatin powder and lemon juice, stirring until completely combined.
- Carefully remove the mixture from the heat, discarding the lemon scraps.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a square baking dish.
- Allow the lemon jelly to cool and set, preferably in the refrigerator, for 1-2 hours.
- Run a knife around the edges of the baking dish to release the jelly.
- Cut the jelly into desired shapes, scoop out of the dish and serve.
For an even more intensely flavoured jelly, you can also add a few drops of natural lemon extract. You can make your jelly look even more elegant by decorating it with candied lemon slices, edible flowers or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Enjoy!