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mixed fruit jam

Mixed fruit jam | Homemade fruit jam recipe

Mixed fruit jam, prepared with mangoes, apple and bananas. Use this as a spread for toasted bread, chapati rolls and toppings for cupcakes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Global
Servings 200 g
Calories 560 kcal


  • Pressure cooker or Open pan


  • 1 Apple
  • 2 Mangoes or ½ Papaya
  • 2 small bananas
  • Use any fiber less sweet fruit
  • ½ lemon
  • 1/8 cup water (2 tbsp/optional)
  • ½ cup sugar



  • First, choose less fiber or stringless sweet mangoes. Scoop out the flesh and keep aside.
  • Remove the skin of apples, bananas and chop into small pieces.
  • You can use any stringless sweet fruits to make jam.


  • In a pressure cooker/instant pot add 2 tbsp of water. If cooking in open pan, follow the same method, but it may take up to 30 minutes to make the jam.
  • Add apple pieces as the first fruit. The first fruit should be anything which has a thicker body like apple, pear, seedless guava, strawberry and etc.
  • Next, add mangoes and bananas one by one. Here you can use ripe tomatoes, seedless skin removed grapes, melon, pineapples, sweet plums(skin removed)
  • Finally, add sugar and lemon juice.
  • No need to mix, just cover with a lid and cook on high for 10 to 12 whistles.
  • Since fruits especially mangoes has lots of water content, in a few minutes fruits will become soft and mushy.
  • Ideally, there is no need to add water while making mango jam. But to show how to make with mixed fruits like apple, I added very less amount of water.
  • Mash everything very well together using a potato masher. You can also use a hand blender. Otherwise, let the mix cool down and give a quick pulse in a mixer grinder.
  • Actually, I ended up with left out water from fruits after releasing the pressure.
  • So, I heated the jam mixture again for a full ten minutes on high. If yours is not having any excess water after cooking, just mashing is enough. No need to cook again.
  • Wait until the excess water evaporates and mash well.
  • Finally, you can a nice textured jam with a mild layer of sugar syrup.
  • Let the jam cool down completely, collect and store in an airtight jar. Keep refrigerated and use as bread spreads, Chapati roll and as topping for cupcakes.



1) Firstly, try to use stringless sweet fruits to make jam in this quick method. Sour fruits may need more sugar and if you have to use add more sugar.
2) Moreover, if you are using mangoes alone don't add water.
3) Finally, do not avoid lemon juice/lemon zest as it acts as natural pectin which acts as a preservative and helps in some amount of jellying with sugar syrup. In fact, apple too has a considerable amount of pectin in it.
4) It is better to use at least one citrus fruit while making mixed fruit jam. 5) Cooling the jam completely before storing is very important and always use a fresh dry spoon to scoop. Keep refrigerated after using every time.


Calories: 560kcal
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