I almost stopped buying jam for my son since he never really liked it and also I didn't want to invest in the artificially flavored so-called fruit jams for my family. So, when my MIL said she would show me how to make jam at home, I was more than happy to learn. I still remember my mom used to make different kinds of jams and jellies at home but it didn't really strike me that I could make it on my own. The natural flavors of the fruits especially that of Papaya made it very appealing. Added to this was that it was such a simple process.

Ingredients -
Papaya 1 medium (peeled, deseeded and cubed)
Banana 2
Apples 3 (peeled, cored and cubed)
2 cups of sugar
Mixed Fruit Essence (Optional)

Method of Preparation -

Boil all the cut fruits with very little water in a pressure cooker and grind the mixture (or mash them into a paste) when cool so there are no lumps.

In a wide pan, boil sugar and water till it reaches one-string consistency. Add the fruit paste into the sugar syrup and stir slowly till it comes together into a thick mass. You could alternatively add just sugar into the fruit paste and boil them till it thickens instead of making a sugar syrup.

Add the mixed fruit essence to get a nice flavor and if needed some color too. If you are not comfortable with adding the essence and the color, you could just skip this step.

Cool the mixture and remove it into a glass container. Refrigerate it as you would do with any jam and enjoy!

Preparation and Cooking Time : 1 hr
Makes approx. 3 Cups
Posted by Jaya on Thursday, November 25, 2010


  1. Malar Gandhi Says:
  2. Palak n tofu kofta curry luks great and inviting, low-fat sounds terrific...I am gonna try this right away.

  3. I learnt guava and apple jam from my mom but this is something different..

    Hamaree Rasoi

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