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I've always been a big fan of tropical flavors married to the fruity heat of habanero chiles. After some experimentation, I came up with this recipe for a sweet and tasty mango habanero jam with a gentle but pronounced finish heat. Store in a cool, dark area.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
8 hrs
9 hrs
8 half-pint jars


Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine mangos, pineapple, and cider vinegar in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer; mash mangos and pineapple to a chunky consistency with a potato masher. Stir in sugar until dissolved.

  • Stir liquid pectin and habanero chile halves into the stockpot. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring frequently. Cook, stirring frequently, until jam thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove chile halves. Discard 6 chile halves; chop 2 halves and stir back into the stockpot.

  • Sterilize 8 half-pint jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes.

  • Ladle hot jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with the lids and screw on the rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into boiling water using a holder, spacing them 2 inches apart. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool, about 8 hours. Press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all).

Cook's Note:

Use frozen fruit if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 15.3g; sodium 0.5mg. Full Nutrition