Monday, August 11, 2008


Let me just say this is the EASIEST recipe EVER!So if you happen to have a few ripe mangoes and perhaps some peaches or apricots and you are willing to make and taste the yummiest jam ever, do keep on reading...
I've adapted a French recipe called Confiture de mangues.

Ingredients for about 3 1/2 jars of jam (1kl.300):

  1. 5 mangoes

  2. 2 to 3 peaches

  3. 700g.= 1 1/2 pounds of sugar (= half the weight of the fruits )

  4. juice of 1 lemon

  5. juice of 1 lime

  6. 1 vanilla pod

1. In a big bowl put the diced mangoes + the seeds ( that's the trick, the seeds will naturally thicken the mix ) + the diced peaches + the juices+ the sugar. Cover and let rest for about 3 hours at room temperature.

2. After the 3 hours, cut the vanilla pod in half ( lengthwise ) add the seeds and the pod to the mix.

3. Put the fruit mix in a pot and bring to a boil. Cook another 30 MN. after boiling point stirring occasionally. Do not overcook.

4. After 30 MN. check the consistency by taking some jam on a spoon and letting it drip on a plate. The jam should not be too runny.

5. Remove the mango seeds and the vanilla pod. Mix the jam in a blender. Transfer into sterilized glass jars, close and turn them upside down onto a towel until they've cooled down.

It was snack time when I was finished and that meant trying some of this:

Gallianne lily cheerfully volunteered

Please let me know if you try it,and whether you're jamming with the kiddos, a friend or by yourself: have a very SWEET time and enjoy the process!


Belinda Venables said...

Oooohhh YUM!

I am not much of a cook - but I'm sure I could make

Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Appetissant!mais les pepins des mangues??j'ai sans doute mal compris ? Ne mangez pas tout !...Y.S..

Séverine said...

Oh génial! J'ai vraiment envie d'essayer cette recette!
Tes pots à confiture sont adorable et donne vraiment envie de couper une bonne tranche de pain frais et d'y tartiner un peu de confiture!


Anonymous said...

En relisant ta recette je crois que tu as oublie de mettre le sucre sur les fruits,pour macerer,avant la cuisson ?
J'ai envie d'essayer avec moins de mangues Y.S

Andrea said...

Delicious! I'd love to try this. Would make a wonderful gift.

neat freak said...

I'm definitely going to be making this (hopefully sometime soon) - thanks so much for the recipe it looks delicious!


mlledidi said...

Hummmm hihi