Mangoes are super cheap when it’s summer time in the Philippines and today, I tried this super easy and natural mango jam. For this recipe you will need:
3 large, very ripe mangoes
Juice of 1 medium sized lime
Juice of 2 small kalamansi
1/2 cup raw, wild honey
1 pc star of anise (optional)
Peel, crush the mangoes and place it together with the other ingredients on a large pot.
Boil on medium heat, occasionally stirring it. After 15 minutes, check if it’s not too gooey.
When ready, transfer in a sterilized container.
Here’s a tip: Instead of using pectin powder, I used the kalamansi seeds as “natural” pectin. I saw this really interesting Orange Marmalade tutorial made by a Japanese woman wherein she used the seeds of lemon and placed it in an empty teabag. Since I was too lazy, I just included the seeds and fished it out later.
And this is how it turned out. 🙂