How to Make Mango Preserves

by Angela Daidone ; Updated September 28, 2017

Mangoes are no longer just for exotic dishes and desserts. This mango jam recipe takes a bit of time to prepare but is well worth the wait. It is perfect on muffins for breakfast or as a topping for your favorite ice cream for dessert. Read on to learn how to make mango preserves.

Peel, core and chop mangoes and place in a large saucepan.

Add sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Add pectin, stir well and boil for another two minutes. Skim foam if desired.

Ladle mango mixture into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch room from the top. Cover jars and place in boiling water bath, according to canning instructions. (If you're not canning, you can also ladle mango mixture into jars, seal and place in refrigerator for up to two weeks.)

Wait until completely cool before eating.


  • Mixture may take several days to completely thicken. It is still edible, however, if you simply cannot wait!

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Angela Daidone has won numerous awards for health and medical, fitness, and sports writing. She has covered professional sports, local politics, health matters and lifestyle for more than 15 years. Daidone also writes a food column and a gardening how-to column for several websites, and ad copy for pharmaceutical and medical professionals.