I’m very keen on homemade jam. The best thing is that I can try to make jams from all sort of fruits which are not available on the market. Like this papaya jam. I found a big bunch of papayas in the reduce to clear aisle. It’s the best place to get very ripe fruits that are naturally sweet and this means less sugar is needed for the jam.
The papaya jam is delicious. I cut the fruits in big pieces and some of them kept their shape. I like having jam with bits of fruits in it. If you prefer a smoother texture, then cut the fruits in smaller pieces.
The six papayas I’ve used for the jam were a bit over 1.6 kg of fruits. Instead of adding 800g sugar I’ve added only 580g because this is how much I’ve had. It was a great thing, as the jam was very sweet.
Ingredients for Papaya Jam:
– 6 very ripe Papayas
– 580g sugar
– 3 spoons of lemon juice
Wash and peel the papayas with a vegetable peeler. Cut them in half and remove the seeds with a spoon. Cut the fruits in big pieces.
Put the papaya pieces in a big pan, pour the lemon juice and add the sugar. Stir. Put the pan over low to medium heat. Leave to cook, stirring from time to time. Leave the jam on the hob until its temperature reaches 105C.
While the jam is boiling, sterilize the jars by placing them in the hot oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
Scoop the jam into the jars. They should last a few weeks in the cupboard or a couple of months in the fridge. From 1.6 kg of fruits I made 3 jars of papaya jam.
The papaya jam was yummy on a buttered bagel.
Do you like making your own jam? Would you like to try papaya jam?