Jul 14, 2011

Mango-Strawberry Jam


There's a little produce shop downtown called The Produce House, they always have a wall of produce marked down for quick sale, $1.50 a basket. The baskets are filled with everything from completely rotted fruits and veggies to things that just need used and overstock items. I check it out whenever I'm in town and sometimes I get really great deals. For the past several years in the spring I have gotten mangoes, 9 in a basket... that's 9 mangoes for $1.50!!! At best you can get 1 mango at the grocery store for $1. So I buy up as many as I can and take them home to freeze and use for smoothies and mango-strawberry jam.

This is the recipe for my mango-strawberry Jam, this is one of my most popular jams so I thought I would share it with you!... Isn't it the prettiest color?!

4 1/2 c. smashed mangoes & strawberries
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 package powdered pectin
5 1/2 c. sugar
Combine fruit, lemon juice and pectin in a large saucepot. Bring slowly to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust two-piece lids. Process 10 minutes in water bath or 20 minutes in a 250 degree oven.
Makes 7 half-pints


ENJOY!!


14 comments:

Carissa said...

This looks super tasty. One of my all time favorite jams was a raspberry mango jam and this sounds like it would be the bomb.

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This Place is a Disaster! said...

When I ad mango to things, it makes it extra gelatinous. But I think you can't ad it to gelatin, since it breaks it down and your jello won't set? Does it help the jam be jello-jiggly, or does it break it down and make it runny?

RebDrum1 said...

Is this 4 1/2 total cups of fruit or of each mangoes and strawberries?

Cody said...

4 1/2 total cups

Cody said...

It's the same consistency as strawberry jam.

Luna Otimas said...

But.... How much of each? I'd be so worried about messing the flavor up

Cody said...

half & half, or whatever you have, you won't mess up the flavor. If you want more mango flavor use more mango, if you want more berry flavor use more berries :)

Stephanie said...

Is the fruit mashed or cut up to make the 4 and 1/2 cup? also is this a recipe that can be doubled successfully? thanx for sharing!!!!

amsweitzer said...

Great recipe taste great if you want another combo recipe try Kiwi- strawberry
I use 3lbs strawberry
2lbs kiwi
12 cups sugar
2 TBLS lemon juice
prepare same as above recipe

amsweitzer said...

Forgot to say made this super easy I used blender on fruit got 5 cups just added a little more sugar and boiled a little longer

amsweitzer said...

Kiwi srawberry jar forgot 2 packs pectin

Cody said...

Yes I have made strawberry kiwi too- very yummy! Thanks for posting!!

Scooter Carlyle said...

Mine turned out wonderfully! I added something that I learned from another jam recipe. If you add a 1/4 tsp of almond extract after you remove it from heat, it really makes the fruit flavor much more rich. Be careful not to add too much. The almond flavor shouldn't overpower the fruit. It's easy to pour too much when one measures.

Scooter Carlyle said...

Mine turned out wonderfully! I added something that I learned from another jam recipe. If you add a 1/4 tsp of almond extract after you remove it from heat, it really makes the fruit flavor much more rich. Be careful not to add too much. The almond flavor shouldn't overpower the fruit. It's easy to pour too much when one measures.