Vanilla Mango Jam

Posted on Apr 9 2017 - 8:09am by Barry C. Parsons

Vanilla Mango Jam, a very simple but elegant little jam that’s perfect with scones and cream for teatime or as the filling for a special cake.

Vanilla Mango Jam

Vanilla Mango Jam

I first came up with this idea for Vanilla Mango Jam a few years back when I was planning a birthday cake for Spouse. She absolutely loves gingerbread cake but isn’t a big fan of fully frosted cakes. What I came up with was a One Bowl Gingerbread Cake with a simple vanilla glaze. Then I wondered about maybe creating a filling for the cake. It ended up being this very jam.

At the time we had some mangoes on hand and I had just picked up some vanilla beans during some shopping for baking ingredients. The fragrant vanilla and exotic mango flavours were so delectable together that we’ve since made small batches of this jam of weekend brunches. It is just fantastic with clotted cream on these delicate little scones, making it perfect for teatime as well.

Vanilla Mango Jam - the perfect elegant jam for tea with scones.

 

You can find the recipe for these Proper English Scones here. If you want to try your hand at making you own clotted cream, it’s really quite easy using whipping cream. You can find those instructions here.

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Mango Vanilla Jam- you can see the flecks of vanilla bean.

Mango Vanilla Jam- you can see the flecks of vanilla bean.

 

Vanilla Mango Jam
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Vanilla Mango Jam
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Vanilla Mango Jam, a very simple but elegant little jam that's perfect with scones and cream for teatime or as the filling for a special cake.
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 2 cups jam (aprox.)
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe mangoes finely diced
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean
Instructions
To prepare the Mango Vanilla Jam
  1. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the seed paste with a knife.
  2. Add the scraped out seeds, along with the vanilla pod to a small saucepan along with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a very slow simmer for about a half hour or until almost all of the liquid has boiled off.
  4. Mash with a fork and set aside to cool completely.
  5. Store in 8 ounce mason jars.

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rick Mallory April 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    If using frozen diced mango, what would be the suggested quantity. I have a couple bags I would like to use up.

    Thanks.

    • Barry C. Parsons April 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      3-4 cups diced. Adjust the sugar to our taste if you like.

  2. Elsie April 19, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Given that mangos vary if size, can you tell me how much mango pulp 3 mangos produced? This looks delicious and since I love all things mango, I want to make this. I will be using Afluto mangos. Thank you.

    • Barry April 19, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

      I’d guess about 3 cups. Mine were quite large. You can adjust the sugar to taste if you like.

  3. Elsie April 19, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Thank you!

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