If you're looking for inspiration for your next homemade preserve, you've come to the right place. This lovely jam pairs sweet mangoes with juicy apples, and it's made without sugar or pectin. It's healthy and delicious!
All you need for this recipe is the ripest mangoes you can find and a nice big apple. Cook the fruit with a drizzle of lemon juice and a pinch of lemon zest, and blitz all until smooth. Let the jam cool down, and get ready to savour the taste of summer!
Classic conserves rely on sugar to sweeten, thicken, and preserve the jam. This comes at the expense of your health, as just a few spoonfuls of jelly can easily cover half of your daily sugar allowance. Fortunately, making sugar-free jam is incredibly easy, and with the right combo of ingredients, you'll get the same tasty results!
In our recipe, we used ripe mangoes for sweetness and apples for thickness. Ripe mangoes are naturally sweet, so you won't need to add any sugar to the jam. However, this fruit is low in pectin, meaning the jam won't set well without extra pectin. No problem! A humble apple will do the job just fine. Apples are rich in pectin, so by cooking and blending them with mango, you'll get a thick and glossy preserve with very little effort.
We love this jam recipe because it takes only 30 minutes to make, pot to jar. Once ready, you can enjoy it right away or follow our instructions on how to can it in sterilised jars. This way, you'll have a healthy, low-sugar jam always at hand. The default ingredients in our recipe yield one 350g (12oz) jar, but you can easily toggle the serving tab to make more if you want.
This mango jam has a delightful tropical flavour we're sure you'll love. Spoon it onto your morning oatmeal, swirl it in yogurt with homemade granola, or slather it on a slice of sourdough bread. You can even use it as a tropical filling for cookies and pies or as a topping for cheesecakes. No matter how you'll have it, we hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did!