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Meyer Lemon Lavender Jelly

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It is citrus season. Here in northwest Montana, citrus is expensive and obviously travels a very long distance. We don’t buy much, honestly. I am blessed with a blogging friend from Texas who mails me a box of homegrown citrus every year. This year, I combined her homegrown citrus with some of my homegrown herbs for this amazing meyer lemon lavender jelly.

Preserve seasonal citrus with a bright floral flavor in this easy to make and delicious meyer lemon lavender jelly that makes for amazing gifts.

Sweet & Bright

The clearness of the final jelly belies the flavor within, it is anything but bland. This jelly is very sweet but the sugar does not mask the flavors of the lemons or the lavender. The flavors come through with a pleasant intensity that is perfect on toast, scones, biscuits, or heck slathered on some lavender bundt cake.

A Slow Recipe – No Rushing

These beautiful jars start with tea essentially. Don’t rush the steeping process. Let it stand for the full 30 minutes before proceeding. When straining, resist the temptation to press or squeeze the tea from the lavender and peel. This is difficult for me too, but squeezing will likely cloud the jelly. Cloudy jelly is not the end of the world but is not the goal either.

Preserve seasonal citrus with a bright floral flavor in this easy to make and delicious meyer lemon lavender jelly that makes for amazing gifts.

Yield: 5 Half Pint Jars

Meyer Lemon Lavender Jelly

A jar of lemon lavender jelly sitting on a napkin with lemons in the background.

Preserve seasonal citrus with a bright floral flavor in this easy to make and delicious meyer lemon lavender jelly that makes for amazing gifts.


  • 1 ⅓ Cups Boiling Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Grated Meyer Lemon Zest
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Dried Lavender Flowers (3 Tablespoons Fresh)
  • 4 ¼ Cups Sugar
  • 1 Pouch Liquid Pectin (3 ounce packet)


  1. In a heatproof bowl, combine the boiling water, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lavender flowers.
  2. Cover the bowl with a plate and let steep 30 minutes.
  3. While the tea is steeping, get jars, lids, and boiling water bath canner ready.
  4. Strain the lemon lavender tea through a fine mesh sieve.
  5. In a heavy pot, combine the juice mixture with the sugar. Bring this mixture to a full rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the pectin, return to a full boil that can’t be stirred down. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Skim off foam.
  6. Ladle the jelly into prepared jars. Leave 1/4″ headspace. Wipe rims, place lids, secure bands.
  7. Process in boiling water canner for 5 minutes (adjust/increase for elevation). Remove from canner, let cool before removing rings and storing.

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Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Has anyone used Lavender Syrup instead of leaves?


Sunday 19th of March 2023

Hi! I can’t find Meyer lemons anywhere, or another lemon lavender recipe on the internet using normal lemons. Could I substitute normal lemons for the meyer ones? Thank you!


Friday 24th of March 2023

@Kathie Lapcevic, I just made it today and it was SO good with normal lemons!! Thank you so much, I was vlogging and I can’t wait to share your blog in the video!

Kathie Lapcevic

Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

I imagine it would work just fine - I haven't tested it but I can't see why they wouldn't work.

Cora Haas

Monday 5th of September 2022

This sounds amazing! I don’t have a pressure canner though, can I just do a standard water bath for this recipe?

Kathie Lapcevic

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

The canning instructions are for a water bath.


Friday 8th of April 2022

I made this with a mix of lavender and a bit of dried hibiscus and the color came out so beautiful, like a soft pink color, and it tastes so good! My husband went through a whole jar in just a few days and everyone I've given a jar to is raving about how good it is. Thanks for such a great recipe!

Kathie Lapcevic

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

Oh what a yummy idea with the hibiscus. Thanks for sharing!

Meg Hamilton

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

Hi: wondering if SureJell powdered pectin can be substituted? Thank you!

Meg Hamilton

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

@Kathie Lapcevic, Hi! I did use sure jell as opposed to certo. I added about 2 ounces of water to make up for the 3 ounces of liquid pectin—it made 4 full jars & not 5. It’s wonderful stuff! Thank you!

Kathie Lapcevic

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I've never tried it so I can't say for sure.

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