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Mango Madness Jam

Prep Time: Around 1 hour

Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes


6 to 8 Ripe or Green Mangos (3 to 4 cups pulp) 3 to 4 Cupe of Sugar 1/4 Cup Lime Juice

2 Limes for Natural pectin

Prepare Mangos:

Boil, steam or microwave the mangos until soft. I like to put my mangos in a large cast iron pan on the stove and boil them. When I make the jam I use mangos a little on the green side for the tart flavor. Boil the mangos until the skin starts to split. Remove the mangos from the stove and let cool. Once they are cool enough to handle remove the outer skin and inner seed. Place the mangos in a large cooking bowl and use a fork or potato masher to mash the mangos. You do not have to make pulp out of the mangos. I leave some chunks of mangos to give a nice flavor when eating this jam.

Natural pectin:

Limes skin is a source of natural pectin. If you are like I am I do not like to use pectin in my food. I take two limes and skin the limes. Cut up the lime peel into very thin slices. This can also be eaten with the jam. If you do not want to eat the lime peel it is easy to use a cheese cloth when preparing this jam. The lime skin adds a nice tangy flavor to the jam and when in the jars adds color to your jam.

Using a cheese cloth:

Place the small pieces of lime skin into a cheese cloth used for cooking and attach the cloth. This will be added to the mangos when cooking. When the jam is finished the cheese cloth is removed.

Prepare Lime Juice:

For 1/4 cup of lime juice I use around 8 smaller limes or 5 to 6 larger limes. Juice the limes and measure the juice. Set aside

Prepare Sugar:

Once you have measured the mangos and placed them in your cooking pan measure the equal amount of sugar. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Preparing your jars:

Use hot soapy water to wash your jars. Place the jars in a medal pan and fill the jars with boiling hot water. The water should be added just before the jam is cooked. I normally add the water to my jars 5 minutes before my jam is finished.

*Noe you can follow any canning instructions you wish to prepare your jars and seals.


Place the measured mangos and lime skin into a large cooking pot. Cook for around 20 minutes at a rolling boil. This will soften the mangos and add the natural pectin to the jam. If you are using a cheese cloth add the cheese cloth in with the mango and boil the mangos for 20 minutes.

Once the mangos are soft and well cooked add the sugar and lime juice to the cooking pot. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil and boil for 20 to 25 minutes.  As the mixture is boiling continue to stir so the jam does not burn and stick to the bottom of your pan. You can test the jam by placing a small drop of the jam on a plate. Cool the plate in the freezer to see if the jam is ready and has set. If the jam has still not set cook a few minutes longer.

Remove the finished jam from the stove and set on your counter. If there is a foam on top of your jam skim this off using a spoon. Place your cooked jam into the hot jars and seal. Follow your directions on how to seal your jars.

Special Notes:

The mango jam can be stored and enjoyed all year round. So when mangos are in season where ever you live around the world try this mouth watering jam. It is very simple and easy to make. Even if you never made jam before it will come out right the first time. I like to make my own jams to avoid the ingredients that are placed in jams sold in stores. This is natural and has a lot of flavor. If you want a jam with a little extra tart flavor add extra lime juice.

When cooling my jam I place water in the bottom of my pan where the jars are. This avoids the ants from coming before the jars are sealed and cleaned. I normally use hot water in the bottom of the pan so it cools at the same time as the jars and allows the jars to seal.

Enjoy this delicious Mango Jam from the islands of Tahiti.

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  1. Veggie
    Wonderful and detailed recipe for what looks like an amazing jam! I make all my own jam too, I know what is in it and that it was prepared properly. I love mangos, so this is just another reason to buy some! I voted thank you! PS don't forget to vote for yourself :)
    1. No Name
      Thank you so much. I just want to share some good home cooking from the islands here. Being born allergic to milk I have found love in coconut milk here and use it in so much of my cooking. I hope that I can share with you some wonderful cooking tips from the islands of Tahiti. Thank you so much and I will stop by your blog to see your work and vote for you too. Not sure yet how all the voting works but will try this and share with everyone some cooking tips that I have learned here on the islands from the natives that live here and have such a wonderful life.
  2. Akanksha
    Welcome to The Flaming Vegan Naya. Few years ago I thought that veganism is only for people who are allergic to milk. Over the years, I have realized how it is beneficial to everyone. I am sure you have a lot more to share with us and will look forward to your posts!
    1. No Name
      Thank you so much and yes I am allergic to milk and was raised on soy milk and now drink coconut milk. I hope I can share more with you on how cooking with coconut milk is so good. We use fresh coconut milk here on the islands.
      1. Akanksha
        Yes, I use fresh coconut too. I also prepare coconut milk at home to use in cooking. I know very limited recipes and would like to learn a few more.
        1. No Name
          Please stand by. Today I have posted Green Mango Pie. I will get to the fresh coconut recipes in a few days. I still have a few more mango recipes that I love and would like to do first. Then will move to coconuts and off to green beans and tomatoes and other veggies. Here is the world for fresh fruits and veggies and it is so easy to grow here all year round so never without any veggies in my yard or kitchen for cooking.
  3. Veganara
    Voted. It sounds delicious, I must try! You might be interested in my latest blog, Never Been A Quitter (Except For This!), please check it out and vote if you like it! :-)
    1. No Name
      Thank yuo so much I will do that. I think I have a few more votes left. If not I guess in the afternoon we get more. Not quite sure how all this works yet but will figure this one out.
  4. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    We're stoked to have a writer from Tahiti! I know you just got here, but would it be cool if The Flaming Vegan Crew stayed with you some time :-)
    1. Veganara
      Can I join TFV crew as well??! :-D
      1. No Name
        Yes if you would like to leave the cold behind for a few weeks come and enjoy the islands of paradise.
    2. No Name
      That would be fine. I live now on the main island of Tahiti in the community of Paea. Here I live next to a river that flows in front of my home. I have a nice garden and grow all my own veggies. I have many fruit trees in my yard too. One day when you come to the islands look me up. Thanks you for stopping by and yes it would not be a problems to come and have some good island cooking with us.
  5. kristo
    voted! I have had a papaya version of this here and loved it. Also, I've wanted to visit Polynesia for a while since reading "Noa Noa" by Gauguin. Sounds like a very stimulating place, even in the 19th century!
    1. No Name
      For me Tahiti is a paradise it is filled with so many good things to eat. Living here is very nice. Thank you for your visit and your vote that was so nice of you.
  6. Trinity Marron
    Trinity Marron
    Sounds so good
    1. No Name
      Thank you so much
  7. Theophile
    Merci voted
    1. No Name
  8. Terry McGee
    This looks so good. Is this your tree?
    1. No Name
      Yes the mango tree is in my back yard along with a coconut tree, passion fruit, papaya and avocado. I also have a large garden that I have planted ginger, garlic, tomatoes, bell pepper, 7 different varieties of chili peppers, egg plant, apple cucumber, cucumbers and several other veggies. I have a new variety of green bean they are a long black or dark red bean and they are wonderful.
  9. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Welcome aboard TFV dear! Great blog, loved it....Mango is such a versatile fruit...and its jam is so awsome....definitely voted! Please stop by my latest on B'day Confection I made for ma dear's his b'day today n comment if u like! :)
    1. No Name
      I am so sorry. I was helping my sister in law set up her account here. She was using my computer here because she left hers at home. I did not realize she was logged in here. I answered you on her account. I am very happy you like this and yes now that I had my coffee and see what has happened will go to yuor blog and read your post. Do not worry I will vote for you on this one. My sister in law was here when I told her of this site. She wanted to make an account and try to add some of her own recipes here. She also came to get a copy of my egg less, milk less, butter less cake recipe. So now after this I think I will share it with all. Please you will find this recipe here soon. Please stop by it has a variety of different ways to make this cake and you might like this one. Here I have a very large family on the islands and they come to me for help in cooking and eating right. Each one of them wants to loose weight and when they see me never gaining weight they ask me how I do this one. I say to eat right and change your diet to Vegan. This one will help you to stay fit and live a longer better life. Now they are all interested in this site. But being French they have a hard time to make an account here so they ask me to thelp them do this one. Here we only speak French but I had the chance to learn English when I was small from my Mother.
      1. Veganara
        Yes please do share that cake recipe next Naya!
        1. No Name
          I have just posted this one. There is 4 different cakes I have made out of one recipe. You will see my new post it is called 4 - Egg less, Milk less, Butter less Cakes (applesauce cake)
  10. shahi
    1. No Name
      Thank you so much
  11. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    i want to try to make my own natural jam, but this looks hard because i am kitchen-challenged. but i will probably try it one day anyway.
    1. No Name
      Actually this is not hard to make at all. I think that you could do this one even being kitchen challenged. it is very simple and the results are outstanding. I wish you all the luck and hope you will try this one soon
  12. Kelita kellman
    Oh wow! I haven't made jam in years and never alone! I always made it with grand mother.... I must try!


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