Original post: 4/30/2012 Updated: 3/31/2013
Remember back when Abbie and I first started our blog? Like - almost a year ago. Times a flyin’. Any way - I wrote about Love Gifts, and how amazing they are. Seriously - it feels good to give a little gift for no reason and it feels great to get a little treat from a friend that is totally unexpected. Even if it’s a pack of gum; it gives me the warm and fuzzies. Try it - pay the toll for the car behind you or spring for the coffee for the person coming up next in the drive thru. Warm and fuzzies...mmmm
My most recent warm and fuzzies was a few weeks ago. My lovely, beautiful friend Jessica surprised me with this amazing book on jams and jellies! Best of all, they are all supposed to take under 30 minutes - which means I will have more time to make treats to go with the jams and jellies. Bonusss.
This is the third recipe I've tried so far out of this book and this one is my favorite! Its tart, its sweet and has a little spice from the ginger. Perfect on a piece of toast to start the day or a little frozen yogurt treat at the end of it.
(P.S. If you live in this area, Safeway has champagne mangoes on sale 10/$10.)
Mango Gingered Jam
Adapted from Jams and Jellies in Less Than 30 minutes by Pamela Bennett
Makes enough for 2 half pint jars
4-5 Large, ripe mangoes.
2 Cups of Sugar
¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice (about 2 small lemons)
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Cup Candied Ginger
Peel the mangoes and chop into pieces. The BEST tutorial on how to cut a mango is right here.
Place blended mangoes in a large saucepan, stir in sugar and lemon, and place on medium heat for 10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and is no longer grainy. Make sure to keep stirring it so it doesn't burn.
Add ground ginger and candied ginger. Cook another 5 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and cover tightly.
Cool and it should keep in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
Here are some tips for jar prep from the book:
Easiest way - clean jars in hot soapy water then dunk them in boiling water or pour boiling water in them. This will sterilize the jars. Easy enough.