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This Tunisian lime marmelade has only two ingredients and with a little preparation it is easy to make. It makes a delicious toast or yogurt topping, or you can put it in jars with decorated labels for a lovely gift. You can also use this as a filling with a simple butter cookie sandwich or French macaroons.


  • 1 kilogram limes (Tunisia, untreated if possible)
  • 600 grams sugar
  • 1 sterile gauze


  1. The day before, squeeze the juice of half the limes.
  2. Wash the other half in water.  Cut into thin slices, and then cut each slice into quarters.
  3. Remove seeds and place them in gauze, tie gauze with food string.
  4. Put the lime wedges, juice, and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Place gauze with seeds in bowl. Cover and let rest overnight.
  5. The next day, put mixture from bowl, including gauze with the seeds, in a large saucepan.
  6. Cook over medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes while stirring constantly.
  7. The jam is ready when you pour a drop onto a clean plate and it freezes.
  8. Remove from heat and immediately put the jam into sterilized jars.
  9. Screw the lid on and let the jars cool upside down.
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Tammy W. 10 Jul 2015
I love making jams and this one turned out beautifully. I had forgotten about the plate test, but it really does indicate when the jam is done, a great tip.