Mixed Fruit Jam

Week 4 Day 2 of BM #61 - 

Back when I was a child, my mom attended a workshop where she learned to make jams, preserves and the like. She was dishing them out every so often. So when it was my turn to make them at home, she just gave me a broad idea and asked me to try it out. 

But when I looked up online, most of them asked for pectin. I wanted to make it all natural and so digged a little deeper. I then came across that addition of citrus peels is a good way to substitute pectin.

My family loved the home made jam and I am going to make more this summer. I used the fruits I had on hand and they blended in quite well.

Mixed Fruit Jam

Recipe Source amma
Ingredients - 

Papaya, ripe, chopped 3 cups
Plums 2, pitted and chopped
Banana, 1 medium
Apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 cup
Sugar 2 cups
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
Lemon Zest 1 tsp

Mixed Fruit Jam

Method Of Preparation -

Coarsely blend the fruits along with lemon juice and zest. I had about 5 cups of puree.

In a flat bottomed but deep non stick pan, pour the puree and add sugar and cook in medium heat.

Be careful as there will be lots and lots of hot splatters. I partially covered the pot for about 45 minutes and mixed occasionally. (But still ended up with a burn blister :(()

When the splatters almost die down, It is most likely that the jam is ready. The jam should come together as a coherent mass and should be a little firm.

Remove and transfer into a glass jar after it is slightly cool.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 61. 

Preparation Time 55 minutes
Makes about 2 cups
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, February 25, 2016


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Such a lovely idea Harini and the Jam looks yum!

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. My memories revolve around the unripe papaya jam my mother would dish out because of a papaya tree in our backyard that resulted in surplus fruits. :)
    Homemade jams are definitely healthier for the lack of those unwanted ingredients in our food. That citrus peel touch sounds like a marmalade.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Jam looks prefect, nothing can beat the homemade ones na, fabulous job.

  7. rajani Says:
  8. I thought papaya has pectin by default. My mom too attended jam making classes and we too had a good share of those growing up :-)

  9. Perfectly made jam,looks yummy.Addition of citrus peel sounds inviting and gives an added flavor to the jam..

  10. Certain fruits has higher pectin content. So it thickens naturally. Yous have come out so perfect and home made jams are delicious.

  11. Pavani Says:
  12. My mom used to make jams every year and I remember her sterilizing the bottles and pouring hot-hot jams into them.
    Your jam sounds great without pectin.

  13. Home made jams are always a bliss.Yours looks just perfect.

  14. Kalyani Says:
  15. I made a similar one with just papaya . This sounds so good ! Homemade is d best b

  16. A lot of fruit went into the jam. Turns out perfect.

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