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Fresh Papaya Jam Recipe
  • READY IN 5+ hrs

Fresh Papaya Jam

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"I have a tree in my backyard and needed to get the large papayas used up. So here is a delicious jam recipe."

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Original recipe makes 4 pint jars Change Servings


  1. Stir together papaya, orange juice, and pectin in a very large pot over medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Stir constantly as the mixture heats. Once boiling, stir in the sugar, and return to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the jam has returned to a boil, start a timer, and boil for exactly 1 minute.
  2. Ladle the hot jam into the hot, sterilized canning jars and seal with lids and rings. Allow to cool to room temperature, and refrigerate any jars that do not seal.
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  • PREP 45 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 5 hrs 5 mins

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Jun 15, 2009

Yummy! I didn't have any orange juice so I used lime in its place I really liked the different flavor.

Dec 13, 2011

This is a great jam. However, it can be improved upon. I like my jam with a little more zestiness. So, instead of using orange juice I have used lilikoi juice (which is a Hawaiian passionfruit). That is fabulous. People keep telling me to eat papaya with lime juice, so I just tried that - substituting the orange juice with lime juice. Also great. Both make the jam 'pop'. yum.


13 Ratings

Aug 12, 2010

I love this jam! We have had a ton of papaya from our tree and so glad I found a recipe I can use for all of them! Tried it with orange juice and just used only 1 package of pectin. It came out perfect. I'm going to try lemon juice on the next batch!

Oct 05, 2009

Nice jam! I had some fresh tangerines on hand so I squeezed a couple of them in instead of orange juice... delicious. A great way to take advantage of the giant papayas that go on sale in the Mexican market. The color is gorgeous.

Sep 15, 2010

This was yummy. Mine did not set quite as well as i would have liked, however it was my first time making Jam. I used only one package of pectin per another users review, maybe that is where, I went wrong? I don't know. It was still a yummy and a fun way to use a bunch of papayas that my neighbor gave me from her tree

Feb 24, 2009

The Best EVER!

Sep 27, 2010

Excellent taste very easy to make. i am a novice at this jelly thing and i found it so easy to make. i changed it up alittle bit though, i added some pineapple puree to it and about 10 whole habaneros with excellent results

Apr 21, 2014

I made this jam 3 days ago. It was very easy and the only change I made was that I squeezed juice from half a lemon to balance out the sweetness. It tasted wonderful but like the previous comments it didn't set up firm enough.


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  • Calories
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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