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Friday, March 15, 2013

Homemade Pineapple-Mango Jam

When I was a kid, I would pick and collect the ripe guavas at my grandparent's backyard and make them into a guava jelly. In high school, I learned how to cook jams and understood the difference between a fruit jam, a fruit jelly, and a marmalade. At a grocery like 3 days ago, I contemplated whether to buy this certain brand of pineapple jam or not. Checking the price of the product, a medium-sized jar was P80. Suddenly, the thought of making my own jam came to my mind, so I bought pineapples and mangoes, took them home and created a little magic.





my version of pineapple-mango jam..




freshly-cut pineapple chunks..




ripe mango slices..




cooking it.. smells really good..




enjoying my pineapple-mango jam with monay..



My Pineapple-Mango Jam Recipe
Ingredients:
2 medium pineapples, peeled and cut in chunks
2 ripe mangoes, flesh separated from the seed
1/4 kilo of white sugar
1 cup water
Preparation:
-Combine pineapple chunks, mango and water in a blender. Blend until medium smooth.
-Transfer the blended fruit in a pot.
-Add sugar and mix well.
-Boil until syrup thickens while stirring constantly.
-Let cool and enjoy.

Total Cost of Ingredients: P62
Yield: Makes around 3 medium-sized jar or 900 grams of jam.


Mommies, if you love jams as spread in your morning pandesal or tasty bread, I suggest you cook it yourself. That way, you know it's healthier and you save money pa. No preservatives, artificial flavors, and extenders. Plus, you can control the sweetness of your jam according to your taste.

This summer season, there are a lot of fruits you can choose to make jams with. Do the magic in your own kitchen. I am sure your kids and other family members will love it!

2 comments:

  1. I totally agree! hooray for DIYs and homemade stuff! :)

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  2. Looks yummy! I'll copy your recipe, but will change white sugar to coco sugar or muscovado (as per doctor's advice.)

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