Home-Made Mango Jam

So with the weather getting nicer and nicer these days- especially when this comes from a Southern Californian, it means REALLY nice weather. Like, totally! 😉 There are lots of fresh ripe fruits to enjoy. With eyes bigger than the belly, sometimes, you might end up with lots of mangos like I did.  I love eating them on their own. If I have leftovers, poof! they become mango lassi. It is the best breakfast ever. Super yummy and rich in nutrients. The other best thing to do with extra mangos is making home-made mango jam. I have the recipe for you below, as well ideas on how to enjoy this lovely jam.

Here are a some ideas how to enjoy mango jam.

1. Straight on a piece of toast.

2. Brie en croute.

3. Bruscetta with goat cheese and mango jam. (This is particularly yum for h’ors d’oeuvres!!)

Ingredients:

6 cups of ripe mango, peeled, stoned, cut and mashed (I love the Kent variety.)

1.5 cups of sugar (or 1 cup agave nectar, or 1 cup honey)

1 pouch powder pectin (gives it the spreadable consistency)

1/2 Tsp. lime zest

3 limes, juiced

Directions:

1. Prepare the mango as mentioned above, peel, stone, cut and mashed. Use caution- it can be slippery.

2. Mix pectin with 1/2 cup of sugar to help prevent from clumping once in the fruit mixture. If you are not using sugar, you just have to make sure to stir really well, so the pectin doesn’t clump up.

3. In a large pot, add the prepared mango, lime juice and zest, and cook on medium heat. Add the sugar and pectin mixture. Stir well.

4. Bring to a rolling boil. Then, add the rest of the sugar and stir well. Cook for 8-10 more minutes. Stirring consistantly.

5. Ladel into pasteurized jars. Let sit and cool at room temperature for 24 hours. Once opened, stays refrigerated for upto 3 weeks.

This recipe tastes very tropical with the addition of lime juice and zest. I am going to try and add some Thai chili peppers to it next time, so it can be used on savory foods as well.  

Yummmm!

Mango and Lime.

LOVE the color!!

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5 Comments »

  1. why do your blog posts always leave my mouth watering??? um, can i come over for breakfast tomorrow?!

  2. Like, totally. haha. looks good!

    • Haha!! Thought you’d like that. Just landed in Portland, Oregon and it’s 60F.. I’m going to die of hypothermia. 😉

      • take lots of photos! Ive never been. I heard about this hotel there that is a treehouse, hope you are staying there!

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