Mango Jam

In Hawaii, late spring going into summer is MANGO SEASON! In my opinion this is the absolute best time of the year. My neighborhood is filled with mango trees and I count the days until the delicious fruits are ready. Finally, after months of staring at the unripe mangos, the time has come. Mango season is here!

I was able to get a large amount of mangos from a coworker. A big, big win. It is always hard to actually get the mangos when they are in season because so many long lost friends pop out of the woodwork asking for mangos….and you don’t want to be that friend! Better to let mangos fall into your lap when you seem like you don’t care if you get them or not. πŸ˜€

Mango politics. #Hawaiiproblems!

Since I wanted to save the freshness of these perfect mangos long after mango season has passed, I decided to make them into jam. My favorite way to preserve fruit. This jam is super easy to make and depends completely on the quality of your mangos. They need to be so ripe they are almost spoiled to taste at their peak in the jar months down the road. You can use mangos from the grocery store if you don’t live in a place where you can get pity mangos though. Just make sure that you choose ones that smell ripe at the store and taste, taste, taste to make sure you have the right amount of sugar and lemon to enhance the mangos’ flavor. I promise fresh mango jam is worth it!

Happy Jammin’ — Molly

Mango Jam

  • Servings: 4 8oz jars
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  • 4 cups chopped mango
  • 2 cups sugar
  • β…“ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp pectin


  1. Prepare and sterilize jars, lids, and rings in a boiling water bath
  2. Mix mango, lemon juice, and pectin in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil
  3. Add sugar and return to a boil; allow to boil for 1 minute; remove from heat
  4. Ladle hot jam into jars and process for 10 minutes in boiling water bath (see recipe for Papaya Jam for directions)

27 thoughts on “Mango Jam

    • True! Mango season is relatively new to me. I grew up in a cold part of the country so all this tropical fruit is such a great new adventure! If you can get them, store bought mangos will work just fine. I always used them before I came to live here. Good luck! πŸ˜€


  1. This takes me straight back to my childhood. My grandma made mango jam, mango pies and mango wine (you could run your car off of that stuff) from the trees in her back yard. Thanks for the reminder of how delicious mangoes are cooked. Such a different taste to the fresh, but equally lovely. x

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  2. YUM! We lived in the Caribbean the past two years, and the whole island was covered in goats. They went absolutely BANANAS during mango season! There would be a whole herd of them pigging out in the middle of the road, completely ignoring your car horn. I can’t blame them though, mangos are delicious. I love this jam! You’re able to enjoy them year round this way!

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  3. Molly have you ever made mango chutney out of green mangoes ? In Australia, it is something we make every Christmas, in early December.

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  4. Mango Chutney

    30 green mangoes
    375g raisins
    375g sultanas
    125g cooking salt (for overnight salting only)
    500g preserved ginger – cut by hand. Do not put in food processor.
    500g dates – cut by hand. Do not put in food processor.
    2.2kg white sugar
    1 dessertspoon minced garlic
    750ml white vinegar

    Peel and cut mangoes into 1 cm pieces. Place in china bowl and cover with cooking salt. Mix through. Cover with tea towel and leave overnight to draw the water out.

    Next day place all ingredients into a large pot and bring to boil. Simmer for 1.5 hours stirring occasionally. Cool completely before bottling.

    This makes an enormous batch so reduce quantities for smaller batches.

    We eat in in Australia on cold cuts – chicken, turkey, ham, roasts etc.

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    • It is! An easy wonderful way to preserve mangos long after mango season has passed. The same proportions work for lots of other fruits as well. It is really fun to play around with. I just made a batch of mango habanero jam for savory dishes! πŸ˜€

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