Papaya and Mango Jam

Papaya and Mango Jam

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6.5pint jars
  • About This Recipe

    “Lovely with scones or bagels and cream cheese”


  • 1lbfirm ripe fresh papaya, peeled,seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes( about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 lbsfirm ripe fresh mangoes, peeled,cut away from stone and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 3cupssugar
  • 3tablespoonsfresh lime juice
  • Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in saucepan.
  • Bring to boil over moderate heat, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Simmer uncovered for 30 or 40 minutes until most of the liquid has cooked away and mixture is thick, stirring often.
  • Spoon jam into hot sterilized canning jars.
  • Fill jar to within 0.125 in from top.
  • Seal quickly and tightly.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a great tasting jam made with seasonal tropical produce. I did need to add some pectin as this jam did not want to set properly but it did not need much at all.A keeper for mango season!”

  • “Really yummy and very easy to make. WAY too much sugar, though, even after I cut the amount in 1/2. I have a Chocolate Mint plant so I added about 3 Tbsp of fresh mint. We got five 12 oz canning jars worth of lovely, tasty jam.”

  • “Just finished making this.Yum, it is so good.I will be making this every year from now on.Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe:)”

  • “What a lovely combination! However, my rating is only based on the combination and ratio of the fruits, not on the sugar. I didn’t measure the sugar in cups, but weighed the amount of fruits and used the same amount of a special sugar that contains pectin (this sugar is called Gelierzucker in Switzerland). This is the way the Swiss generally make jam: one amount of sugar to the same amount of Gelierzucker. I then stirred the jam until it jellied. As it was to sweet for me, I added some water and cooked the jam again. I forgot to add the lime juice to my first batch, but used a generous amount (maybe too generous) in the second batch. It is funny how one ingredient (lime juice) can make such a difference. Both jams are yummy, but they differ in taste quite a lot. The one without lime juice tastes much sweeter, though. Maybe a little bit too sweet. Anyway, I love both jams and will use them as presents at Christmas.”

  • “Yummy jam…easy to make.”

  • “this is an excellent recipe!! the color of the jam is very good, and I would recommend this to anyone with access to tropical fruits!I will be making this to go in gift baskets.”