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Mandarin Jam

An old-fashioned (and super simple) mandarin jam recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: mandarin jam
Servings: 3 medium jars
Calories: 1218kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups mandarin (finely sliced)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 1/2 cups caster sugar (or jam-setting sugar if you believe life and cooking should be much simpler than it is)
  • 1 tablespoon Jamsetta (if using caster sugar and if required)


  • Peel mandarins.
  • Remove any seeds and as much pith as possible.
  • Chop mandarins and add peeled and chopped lemon.
  • Cover with water and boil uncovered for 1 hour.
  • Add sugar and continue to boil until mixture jellies.
    adding sugar mandarin jam
  • If it hasn't jellied after 1/2 hour, add one tablespoon of Jamsetta and boil for a further 5 minutes. This should do the trick! Alternatively, use jam-setting sugar rather than caster sugar and the whole process should take less than 15 minutes.
  • Ladle hot jam into sterilised jars, put the lids on jars and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate and enjoy for up to one month.


Calories: 1218kcal | Carbohydrates: 315g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 308g | Vitamin A: 1240IU | Vitamin C: 41.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.6mg