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Herb Citrus Jelly

with Figs
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Herb Citrus Jelly

Herb Citrus Jelly - Sunny breakfast joy that sweetens even the cloudiest morning

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Health Score:
1,8 / 10
1 hr

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Nutritional values

Thanks to the citrus fruits, jelly is perhaps the most vitamin-rich spread with which to sweeten the start of the day. Although "sweet" is not quite right: This is the perfect spread for those who like it a bit tart and sour.

You will get the highest vitamin C content in the jar if the juices are squeezed out immediately before the jelly is cooked, so it is better not to work in advance here!

1 milliliter contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie26 kcal(1 %)
Protein0 g(0 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates6 g(4 %)
Sugar added5 g(20 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate0.5 μg(0 %)
Pantothenic acid0 mg(0 %)
Biotin0.1 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C3 mg(3 %)
Potassium15 mg(0 %)
Calcium2 mg(0 %)
Magnesium2 mg(1 %)
Iron0 mg(0 %)
Iodine0 μg(0 %)
Zinc0 mg(0 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid2 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


Grapefruits (1 in organic quality)
Lemons (1 in organic quality)
1 pound
Jam sugar (2: 1)
ripe Figs (each about 50 grams)

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Peeler, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Kitchen scale, 1 large Pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Ladle, 3 canning jars, 1 Bowl

Preparation steps

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 1

Rinse screw-cap jars in the desired size (for a total of 1150 ml) (approximately 39 ounces total capacity) together with matching lids in boiling water and leave upside down to drain on a kitchen towel. Rinse 1 lemon and 1 grapefruit in hot water, wipe dry and strip peels very thin with a vegetable peeler. Cut the peels crosswise into very thin strips (julienne).

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 2

Remove all the white skin from the peeled fruits. Peel 3 more lemons and the rest of the grapefruit to remove all of the white skin.

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 3

Cut out the fruit fillets between the separating skins and cut into pieces.

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 4

Cut remaining 3 lemons and oranges in half and squeeze. Mix with fruit fillets and strips of peel.

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 5

Weigh in total, 750 grams (approximately 26 ounces) of fruit pulp and mix with the jam sugar in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 6

Rinse figs and cut in half. Scoop out flesh with a teaspoon and cut into small pieces.

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 7

Weigh 150 grams (approximately 5 1/4 ounces) figs and add to the boiling fruit pulp. Boil until bubbly over high heat while stirring, about 3 minutes.

Herb Citrus Jelly preparation step 8

Skim the mixture with a slotted spoon and immediately pour into prepared jars. Close jars, turn over, and let stand for 5 minutes upside down. Turn jars over again and allow to cool. (Jelly stores well sealed and refrigerated for about 6 months.)

Tip: To preserve the jelly for longer, you will need to process the jars according to manufacturer's instructions, or visit