papaya jam
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Papaya Jam

A delicious homemade papaya jam made with fresh tropical very ripe papaya, reduced sugar and no pectin. A healthier homemade jam.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Sweet Spreads
Cuisine: Mauritian
Keyword: papaya, papaya jam, papaya recipes
Servings: 1 700 - 800 ml jar
Author: Teenuja Dahari -


  • 1 kg papaya [6 cups]
  • 225 g sugar [1 cup]
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoon crushed pineapple optional
  • 1 teaspoon agar agar powder
  • 100 ml water [1/2 cup]


  • Peel the papaya, remove the seeds and cut it into small pieces.
  • Add sugar to it and mash the papaya pieces well.
  • Add the orange rind and pineapple.
  • Cook the mash on a low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  • Cook until papaya is well cooked and the liquid has reduced.
  • Mix the agar agar in the water until well dissolved.
  • Stir this into the papaya puree and simmer for about 7 minutes.
  • Fill the hot jam in sterilised pots. Close and refrigerate when cool.


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