Mango Jam

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    1 cup

Appears in

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

Sweet Hands

By Ramin Ganeshram

Published 2018

  • About

Jams and jellies are a popular breakfast offering in Trinidad, no doubt because of the long English influence on the island. Instead of traditional American jams like strawberry and raspberry, however, in Trinidad jams are made from the wide variety of locally available tropical fruits.


  • 2 medium half-ripe mangoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. In a saucepan, combine the mangos, sugar, lime juice, and ½ cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the mango is soft and pulpy and the syrup reaches thread stage, when a candy thermometer inserted into the mixture registers 215°F—test by dropping some syrup in cold water; if it becomes threadlike, it is ready.
  2. Pour into hot, sterilized mason jars and seal tightly.