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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Madness...PFFT!!!

Forget March Madness. In this home, it was Mango Madness today. I had 10 mangoes staring me in the face today (at least I think they were...everytime I tried to catch them looking in my direction, they looked the other way!) and I decided my hand at making jam. Aside from horrible mess left in my kitchen after I was done, this was a great experience. The jam is amazing and will taste wonderful on toast or heated up and served over icecream. Nice bonus: cooking this made my home smell lovely!


5 ripe mangoes
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsps pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup water

1. Peel, seed and chop the mangoes. Microwave the mangoes until soft, about two cycles of 1 minute each. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the mango into pulp.

2.  Place the sugars, spice and water in a large saucepan over low heat, stir mixture, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When mixture begins boiling, increase heat to medium-high. Continue boiling until fine, soft threads form, 270 degrees F (135 degrees C). Stir in the mango pulp and boil until the mixture thickens, about 10-15 minutes.

3.  Pour cooked jam into sterilized jars and seal according to canning directions. Recipe yields 3 pints.

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