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mandarin jam
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Mandarin Jam

A super simple recipe for the most delicious mandarin jam.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: mandarin jam
Servings: 1 large jar
Calories: 2209kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups mandarin (peeled and roughly chopped and seeded) (about 4-5 mandarins)
  • 1/2 lemon (peeled, chopped and seeded)
  • 2 cups water
  • 500 grams jam setting sugar


  • Peel mandarins, removing loose pith.
  • Chop mandarins roughly (breaking up segments into 4 or 5 pieces), removing any seeds. You can also remove any stray seeds later as they float to the top during boiling.
  • Place chopped mandarins into saucepan and add the lemon (also peeled, chopped and seeded).
  • Add water and place over heat. Bring to the boil and continue to boil uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and continue to boil until the mixture jellies. This should take about 15-25 minutes, depending on the fruit and temperature. When ready, the mixture will start to thicken a little, turn a pale golden colour and will "grab" just slightly to the bottom of the saucepan when you stir the mixture.
    adding sugar mandarin jam
  • Remember to use jam setting sugar!
  • Pour hot jam into a large sterilised jar. Seal with the lid and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate and enjoy for up to one month.


Calories: 2209kcal | Carbohydrates: 570g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 552g | Vitamin A: 3332IU | Vitamin C: 159mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 1mg