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Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade by Ball®

This post is sponsored by Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Home Canning products; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tangy and delicious, this easy Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade is made with fresh strawberries and lemons ~ enjoy it on your toast or Greek yogurt.

Celebrating Ball jars With Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade.

Did you know that 8 oz jars of homemade almond butter were not allowed in carry on luggage? Well, I found that out the hard way.

It was a few summers ago and my daughter and I were on my way to visit my sister in Dallas. My daughter had this idea that we should take a jar of homemade almond butter with us so we could whip up our favorite breakfast bars for my sister. Well, I like to travel light, so I stuffed an 8 oz jar of almond butter in my carry-on as I didn’t have any other luggage. Well, at the airport, I was notified that unless the almond butter was checked in, I would have to leave it with TSA. So, I managed to find a very small bag, wrapped the almond butter in a couple of t-shirts and kept my fingers crossed that that glass jar wouldn’t break before I grabbed it when I landed.

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As fate may have it, that bag got lost. We left the airport that day with no hopes of reuniting with that jar of almond butter. But, 24 hours later, I received a call and a couple of hours after that, an agent from the airline was knocking on my sister’s door with our small bag! I unzipped that bag expecting to find a shattered jar and mess. But, that Ball®  jar was intact!

Ever since, Ball® jars are a favorite for us when it comes to carrying around fresh salads, sipping on shakes on long summer car rides, gifting granola around the holidays, and even storing trinkets for a hobby.

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This month I figured I would put Ball® jars to use in another way. I would use them in small-batch canning this Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade, a recipe from the Ball® website.

Canning Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade.

Having never ever made jams, preserves or marmalades before, I was quite apprehensive stepping into trying my hand at making and preserving this marmalade. But, Ball®’s step by step directions, along with the Ball® Home Canning preserving starter kit made it so easy – even for me! I ended up with 7 8oz jars of this Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade that I cannot wait to share. By the way, the Ball® preserving starter kit had all the tools I needed to get started – and, it would make a delightful gift for a canning/preserving enthusiast!

Easy Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade Ball Jars

Ball® had its beginnings in 1884 when the five Ball Brothers begin manufacturing glass jars in Buffalo, NY. In 2012, Ball® and Kerr brands become BPA Free and in 2018 Ball® remains the #1 Consumer choice for mason jars in North America.

Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade Preserved in Ball Jars

This year Ball® is celebrating 135 years. 135 years of being a staple in fresh preserving. 135 years of quality and enduring heritage under their belt. And, Ball® is celebrating 135 years with the new Ball® Aqua Vintage jars. You can find Ball® jars at your local Target, along with Ball® Home Canning preserving starter kit. Currently, there are several deals running in Target stores and on ibotta.

Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade On Toast.
Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade On Toast.

Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade by Ball®

Yield: 7 jars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 40 minutes

Tangy and delicious, this easy Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade is made with fresh strawberries and lemons ~ enjoy it on your toast or Greek yogurt.


  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced lemon peel (about 2 large)
  • 4 cups crushed strawberries (about 4 1-lb containers)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 7 Ball®(8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands
  • Optional: Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multicooker


  • PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  • COMBINE lemon peel and water to cover in a 6- or 8-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 5 minutes, until peel is softened. Drain and discard liquid. Return peel to pan.
  • ADD strawberries and lemon juice to peel and mix well. Gradually stir in pectin. Bring mixture to a full rolling that can not be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  • ADD entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off foam if necessary.
  • LADLE hot jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  • PROCESS in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
  • Quick Tip:
  • Use lime peel and lime juice in place of lemon for a Strawberry Lime Marmalade.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 56 Serving Size 2 tbs
Amount Per Serving Calories 90Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 22gProtein 0g

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#ad Ball® jars are a favorite for us when it comes to carrying around fresh salads, sipping on shakes on long summer car rides, gifting granola around the holidays, storing trinkets for a hobby, and for preserving and sharing this tangy and delicious, easy Strawberry Lemonade Marmalade! #Ball135

Lisa G

Monday 15th of August 2022

I found out the hard way that 8oz jars of marmalade are not allowed. It was lots of hard work and sweat that was discarded. I was told by TSA that we are not even allowed things like peanut butter either.

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Sunday 19th of May 2019

I get all my home made jam and marmalade from my mum. I really should learn to make it myself! That picture of the jam on toast is stunning Shashi, has me drooling. Hope you are having an amazing weekend!


Friday 17th of May 2019

Oh I love canning and I always use Ball jars. What a great story about the apple butter! I've lost gourmet items at the airport for the very same reason as yours, I tried tucking them in a carry on and got BUSTED big time!!! No kidding. I can't believe TSA delivered it to your doorstep. Now that is service with a capital S. The marmalade looks extra fresh and delicious and well protected with Ball glass jars - love that brand. I was in Buckhead last weekend for my niece's wedding. I had a passel of kids with me and Jon also, and not a minute to spare on either end, as we DROVE. Or you KNOW I would have contacted you for a rendezvous. Our day will come. XOXO


Friday 17th of May 2019

That sounds like your trip was off to a bumpy start but had a serendipitous ending!! Glad you found something amazing to house this delicious recipe in! Perfect way to start your Summer morning!

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