Mangoes are popular in many tropical countries where Compassion sponsors help children. Mango trees can grow more than 100 feet tall and were even grown in India 5,000 years ago! Help your kids learn how to make mango jam for PBJs this week!


Ingredients for Mango Jam:
2 c. prepared mango (about 2 medium fully ripe mangos)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2-3 c. sugar
¼ tsp. butter
1 pouch pectin

• One 2- or 4-quart pot
• 1 ladle
• 1 potato masher
• 1 cutting board
• 1 large kitchen knife



  • Peel and pit mangos. Measure exactly 2 cups prepared fruit into 2- or 4-quart pot.
  • Grind or crush fruit with potato masher. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Place mixture on stove and cook over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  • After about 4-5 minutes,* add sugar and butter to pot.
  • Bring mixture to full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with spoon.
  • Ladle immediately into storage container.
  • After it cools, you are ready to eat your mango jam! Try it on toast or with crackers and cream cheese. Store in a covered container and refrigerate. It will last 1-2 weeks.


At elevations above 1,000 feet, increase cooking time as indicated: 1,001 to 3,000 ft. = 5 min.; 3,001 to 6,000 ft. = 10 min.; 6,001 to 8,000 ft. = 15 min.; 8,001 to 10,000 ft. = 20 min.

Originally Posted by Amanda Priefer at Step Into My Shoes.