Mango and Cardamom Jam

Mango and Cardamom Jam


I just can't seem to help myself; every time I walk through Chinatown those cases of perfectly ripe mangoes just keep calling to me and I end up walking home with another. I needed to use some more mangoes and the best way that I know to use a lot of fruit in a hurry is to make jam with it. I have made several jams over the last two years starting with single fruit or berry jams and then moving on to two fruit or berry jams. This time I wanted to try adding a spice to a jam. I have been enjoying cardamom lately and cardamom seems to be commonly paired with mangoes so I thought that a mango and cardamom jam would be a good idea. The box of pectin crystals that I normally get did not have a recipe for a mango jam on it so I kind of winged it using the ratios from the other recipes. Luckily it turned out well, thickening nicely but not too much. I left a lot of the pieces of mangoes fairly large as I like chunks of fruit in my jams. The mango and cardamom jam turned out great! It is nice and sweet and just bursting with mango flavour and the cardamom goes really well with mango! I will certainly be enjoying this jam!

Mango and Cardamom Jam

(makes 5 cups)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
4 cups mango (stoned, peeled, chopped)
1 box pectin crystals
5 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 cardamom pods (crushed and ground)

Directions:
1. Bring the mangoes and pectin crystals to a boil with high heat in a large pot.
2. Add the sugar, lemon juice and cardamom and bring to a hard boil for 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat, stir and skim foam for 5 minutes.
4. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.

To sterilize the jars:
1. Wash in hot soapy water.
2. Keep the lids in boiling water until ready to use.
3. Place jars in 225F oven for 10 minutes and keep warm until ready to use.

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Mango Chutney
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Mango and Cardamom Jam
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47 comments:

Elissa said...

Your photography is so clean and elegant... It's really beautiful.
As for this jam, it sounds delicious. We make plum jam every year, but this is one I'll definitely have to try.

Anonymous said...

Yum. I think you inspired me to make plum jam tonight. Thanks!

VeggieGirl said...

OH MY DELISH!!

Leslie said...

Oh, I am such a sucker for mangos!
YUM

Hayley said...

I've never made my own jam, but you have me reconsidering that. Thanks for sharing!

ttfn300 said...

mango and cardamom make me swoon :)

finsmom said...

Ive been wanting to make jam this summer, and this sounds great! I bet it would make a nice gift as well! I will be bookmarking this soon!

Daziano said...

Interesting!

alice said...

Mangos and Cardamon are such a wonderful pairing.

kamailesfood said...

Looks delicious! I love homemade jams and preserves. This sounds like an interesting flavor combo.

Debbie said...

I've still yet to try the mango chutney you posted recently but only because I can't stop eating the mangoes I buy and that chutney recipe calls for 8 mangoes. If I can just keep 8 mangoes around long enough to make it. :)

Allen said...

What a great combination. I've only had mango jam once and it was a pineapple-mango. I like the use of cardamom and am always trying to find new ways to use it.

Ann said...

That looks different and cool...

tigerfish said...

I just bought my cardamom pods today!
I am already loving the sound of this jam :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fragrant jam! Surely delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Gloria said...

Wow! Kevin you always amazing me, you are so special, I love mangoes and this jam look wonderful, Gloria

Jeanine said...

Fantastic. Wish I could grab that piece of toast & have breakfast now. :) That jam looks fantastic, Kevin!

Culinary Cory said...

I love mangos! Cardamom is a great way to add spice without being overpowering.

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I have 2 mangos in my fridge and I think I might have to make this, it looks devine Kevin.

Bravo!!!!

You're amazing.

Jennifer said...

Some of the best recipes are ones where we wing it ;) what a great turn out! yummy!

Holler said...

Lovely Kevin! I really must start making jam again. Store bought just isn't in the same league and this one sounds particularly nice :)

Manggy said...

Well now, I don't know how you could resist mangoes-- they are the best fruit, EVER! :)

Marjie said...

Only one minute boiling for this jam! Now, how could it be easier than that? My boys were bothering me to buy a mango the last time we were in a store, and I may have to acquiesce to their demands.

Christina Kim said...

What a lovely combo. And it looks like you used an ataulfo mango, my favorite!!

Marta said...

Chinatown mangoes are always perfect. I don't understand why the ones at the grocery store only have a 30% chance of ripening properly. Maybe they should all source their mangoes from Chinatown! Anyway, enough with business ideas: your recipe looks lovely, I agree with you, mango and cardamom go very well together, quite exotic combo, almost leaning toward the chutney side of the life.

Lisa said...

You are really mastering mangos indeed. I must get into making jam one of these days.

Kevin said...

Marjie: Note, that is 1 minute of hard boil, where stirring it does not stop the bubbling. So it is actually boiling a bit longer to get to that stage.

Jan said...

This sounds so easy, but totally tasty. Nice job, Kevin.

Jeanne said...

Oh Kevin - inspired!! I am loving the mango/cardamom flavour combo, and what a lovely colour :)

Debbie said...

I've not ever made jam but this recipe makes me want to give it a try. I love mangoes and recently incorporated mango into a quick bread.

Heather said...

ohhh. i saw this on tastespotting and was hooked immediately! how delicious!

Elin said...

I love mango and there are always non left for making mango jam but after seeing yours ,I would want to try making my own mango jam too. Thanks for sharing such a simple and easy to make jam recipe :)

Lo said...

What a gorgeous, seasonal jam! I've not used cardamom with mango, but I'll bet it's an excellent marriage. Have you tried this on a grilled cheese sandwich, mayhaps? Bet it would rock with a bit of brie!

Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) said...

Love mangoes. Love cardamom. I like how you explain your thought process here. I've been studying flavors and how they go together, so that's really interesting to me. Have you seen The Flavor Bible? It will give you great ideas for jams I bet. I use it to come up with different ice cream flavors.

ana dane said...

what a lovely combination, mangoes and cardamom. i'll have to add some into my next batch of mango chutney.

another great use for too much perfectly ripe fruit is lassi- just blend the mangoes (cardamom, too!) with some plain yogurt, and serve over ice. it's addictive.

Pam said...

Bookmarked! It sounds like a fabulous combination.

chocolatecup said...

i have never made jam before and i just might try this since the bf loves mango:)

rosedarpam said...

Just found your site on Tastespotting. Will try a savory version with finely minced chili peppers to liven up the grilled cheese sandwich. Have added your site to my bookmark file.
Thanks, rosedarpam in Hawaii

pepsakoy said...

Terrific ! I love cardamom..

James said...

Nice combination. There's also an easy way to make jam without pectin. You make a sugar-water caramel, when it's caramel coloured you drop in the fruit and wait for it to cook down and thicken. Used to do it alot with pinapple. Keep meaning to try it with bananas....

Coffee and Vanilla said...

That sounds really good... I made jams only few times but I'm not really sure about how long they can be stored, as we ate them within few weeks.

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out chocolate-making kit giveaway on my site :)

Margot

Justine said...

it sounds like a lovely combination!

angela@spinachtiger said...

I know someone in my house who loves mango and cardamom. What a lovely idea. And, the possibilities for cooking.... fish, chicken or pork, or even to put in some white bean chili.

Soma said...

You know Kevin, Mango, cardamom (& saffron ) together is a match made in heaven! I could have this for all my meals!

Kerstin said...

What a lovely flavor combination - I love cardamom!

CB said...

All your recipes look delicious. I am going to have to try the mango cardamom jam. I just finished making a mango coconut bread and thought I would look up other mango recipes. Right now in south Florida we are up to our eyebrows in mangoes. Its a wonderful thing. Mango jalapeƱo salsa is excellent on fish or chicken.

themustardseed said...

That looks so delicious. Your recipes are truly creative. Cardamom and mango is perfect combination. Sometimes we make a simple sandwich with slices of sweet mangoes on buttered bread. It is delicious.

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