|Laundry basket full of mangoes|
|Monty guarding my precious mangoes|
As it turns out a basket of mangoes can go pretty far. I made jam, fruit parfaits, pies and smoothies. But the Tropical Vanilla Mango Jam was the best. Like bottled sunshine.
Tropical Vanilla Mango Jam
- 6 cups semi-ripe or ripe mango slices
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
|Chopped mangoes at a boil|
|Pureeing mangoes in the pan with immersion blender|
Press this mixture through a sieve, or process in an electric blender or food processor until smooth.
I opted to use my handy-dandy immersion blender. So there was no fussing with moving boiling hot fruit to a blender or food processor. If you don't have an immersion blender a potato masher would be just as effective.
|Adding raw sugar|
|Mangoes with sugar and vanilla boiling|
|The delicious finished product|
Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal. Let cool then store in refrigerator and/or give as gifts. The jam should be consumed within 4 weeks.