Ees Wyke’s Three Fruit Marmalade

Chef Richard Lee

Delight in this delicious homemade Three Fruit Marmalade recipe from Chef Richard Lee.

Richard Lee is Chef, owner of Ees Wyke Country House, overlooking Esthwaite Water in Near Sawrey. Richard, who has travelled extensively, often in France, says he “watched, tasted, listened and learned how to cook”. 

Richard and his wife, Margaret, ran a guest house in Ambleside before taking up the helm at the Ees Wyke 18 years ago. With Richard at the helm, Ees Wyke have been awarded an AA Rosette for the 16th year running, not to mention the AA Breakfast Award, and an entry in the Good Hotel Guide for 16 years. 

Richard’s Three Fruit Marmalade Recipe is always a firm favourite with guests at the Country House. The marmalade is available at Ees Wyke for their guests to enjoy with breakfast when they visit. Jars of their special marmalade are also available to buy and enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Ees Wyke’s next batch of marmalade will be available from January and can be purchased by emailing them at

Delicious and scrumptious don’t quite do the marmalade justice. Why not try out the recipe yourself?

Serving: Makes approx. 4 x 1 litre jars.


8 Oranges (Serville)

2 Grapefruits

4 Lemons

850ml Water

3.6kg Sugar Preserving

500ml Certo Pectin


Wash all fruit and cut each piece into four.

Place the prepared fruit into a large pan with the water, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Remove the fruit from the pan, do not discard the liquid. 

Cut up the fruit finely, discarding any pips.

Return the fruit to the pan containing the liquid.

Add the sugar and heat gently, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Avoid burning the sugar which will caramelise and make a darker colour.

Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil and keep boiling rapidly for 8 minutes. 

Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the Certo Pectin.

Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Dispense marmalade into sterilised jars, cover, and seal. 

Once the jars have cooled, store them in a cool, dark place. Stored properly, the marmalade should last up to a year.

  • We’d love to see your results, so please share photos of your version of Three Fruits Marmalade in the comments box below or on our social media. It’s good to share.

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