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Cranberry Lemon Marmalade
2 votes



Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Other
  • 3 large (3-1/2 inch) lemons
  • 4 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups water
  • 7 cups sugar [or agave]
  • 1 pouch Certo [or fruit pectin]
How to make it:
  1. Squeeze juice from lemons, remove the white pulp and cut rind into slivers.
  2. In a large pot or dutch oven bring to a boil the lemon peel and the 3 cups water, simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Add lemon juice and cranberries, bring to a boil and simmer another 15 minutes.
  4. Add sugar [or agave] and bring to a boil, then boil hard for one minute; you may have to stir occasionally as it will foam up.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the Certo [or fruit pectin].
  6. Stir and skim for a few minutes.
  7. Put into sterilized jars.


    Makes eight 8-ounce jars and is delicious, especially if you spread on a plain rice cake.


    An easy way to do the peel is to use a sharp knife and with the peel facing you (not the white pulp) just skim it off the pulp and then slice it up.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apple Pectin  N N N N N N N N
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 18, 2007 at 01:40 PM By: Drea