Luscious Homemade Mango Jam

                                                           Food is simply sunlight in cold storage.
                                                                                                                                                            - John Harvey Kellogg

Is there any other fruit that represents the color of sunlight more than a mango? and this absolutely delicious jam screams mango! With no other flavor (except some lemon juice to balance the sweetness and set the jam), this mangolicious jaminess is what you would want each morning on your toast.

This recipe does not use pectin and is pretty simple with a few ingredients. Though I used fresh mangoes, you can opt for frozen ones instead. As with my all other jams, I stored it in the refrigerator where it keeps well for a couple of months.

Do I need to mention again that this mango jam tastes absolutely yummm? Let's get on to making some jam then, shall we? :D

Recipe Resource: Bakingyummies.

Makes about three half-pint / 8 ounces / 227 grams jars.

4 cups peeled and chopped mangoes (about 5 to 6 mangoes).
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
2 cups / 380 grams / 13.4 ounces granulated sugar.
1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter (optional).

Tip in the mangoes in a wide heavy bottom pan and add the sugar and the lemon juice. Mix. Keep a small platter or a plate in the freezer.

Place the pan on a low flame and stirring continuously, cook till all the sugar is dissolved. Add the butter if using. Increase the flame to high and cook till the mixture thickens a little, about 10 minutes. Take the pan off the flame and mash a little (this is a good time to taste the jam and make adjustments if any).

Remove the platter from the freezer and drop just a little jam on it. Tip the platter back in the freezer for just 2 minutes.

Remove the platter again and push the drop of jam gently with your index finger. If wrinkles are formed on the surface of the jam, it's cooked and has reached the setting stage. If not, then place the platter in the freezer again and cook the mixture for a minute or two more. Check again for the setting point on the platter.

Once the jam is ready, turn off the flame and after about 10 minutes, pour the jam in a sterilized air tight glass container. Once the jam is at room temperature, keep it in the fridge.

Storage Suggestions: The jam can be stored in the refrigerator for at least 3 months.

Enjoy your home made and preservative free and Luscious Mango Jam.

Happy Jamming!!

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