Mango Magic Jam


Dive into the tropical burst of Mango Magic Jam, a luscious spread that encapsulates the rich and sweet flavors of ripe mangoes. This homemade jam is a celebration of tropical delight, offering a smooth, fragrant, and sunny addition to your pantry, ideal for brightening up your breakfasts, desserts, or as a tantalizing glaze for savory dishes.

Mango Magic Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 36 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugar: 8.9 g


  • Ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (450g / 1 lb / 16 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Water (100ml / 3.4 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Mangoes: Peel and chop the mangoes into small pieces.
  2. Macerate the Fruit: In a large pot, combine mangoes with sugar and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook the Mixture: Add water and lemon juice to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes, or until the jam reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Test for Doneness: To test, place a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  6. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choosing Mangoes: Use ripe, sweet mangoes for the best flavor.
  • Texture Variations: For a smoother jam, blend the cooked mangoes before jarring.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use frozen mangoes?

Yes, but let them thaw first and drain any excess liquid.

How long does mango jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make the jam with less sugar?

Yes, adjust sugar to your taste, but keep in mind it helps in preservation.