1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 pkg (1.75-oz) powdered fruit pectin
Place all ingredients together in a 4-quart microwave-safe glass bowl; stir to mix.
Microwave mixture on high for 8 minutes (mixture should boil). Stir and microwave on high another 8 to 10 minutes until very thickened (about like pancake syrup). Mixture will will thicken to soft-set preserves after it cools and chills.
Cool mixture completely, about 2 hours.
Serve immediately or place in an airtight jar or container and refrigerate until ready to use. May be stored in refrigerator for 3 weeks.