Passion Fruit Jam Recipe (Homemade)

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Homemade passion fruit jam recipe
Homemade delicious passion fruit jam

Have you ever tried passion fruit jam before? Well, if you haven’t, then this easy and delicious recipe for making passion fruit jam is the ultimate sweet tooth satisfaction and what is even better is you can easily make it at home.

For those who are nostalgic for the jams of the past, perpetuating this tradition is the most wonderful way to enjoy the seasonal fruits throughout the year, … and the most pleasant gift one can give to one’s surroundings.

It also makes it possible (not to say “especially”) to avoid the consumption of low-end, industrial jams, which use too much sugar to the detriment of fruit !

The recipes are multiple for our greatest pleasure, and offer very different flavors, colors, textures and shelf life. To be successful and to allow a better preservation, it is advisable to choose only healthy fruits, not stained, not bruised, nor stung by insects, ripe (but not too ripe) and not treated with any herbicide or pesticides if possible.

Is Passion Fruit Good for You? – A Few Words About the Health Benefits of Passion Fruit

 

Of course you probably won’t get all the benefits a fresh passion fruit will give you, but consuming it as a jam you will still enjoy plenty of the positive for your health effects like the few mentioned below:

Extremely sweet and a tart in taste, passion fruit is one of the most well known tropical fruits available on the market. In addition to its gastronomic goodness, it is also an essential health ally similar to all other natural fruits.

 

Passion fruit helps you fight against cancer

 

Passion fruit juice is very rich in antioxidants and can effectively slow the growth of cancer cells. Some studies have shown that it can increase the activity of an enzyme that would destroy them.

 

Lowers the chance of heart attack

 

Rich in potassium, the passion fruit balances sodium levels in the body, reducing the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

 

Helps you in slimming

 

Passion fruit is relatively low in calories and is the perfect dessert of your summer diets! Use it in sorbet, iced smoothies,mice cream, broth or simply to enjoy it with a small spoon, it will definitely delight your taste buds.

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Good for the eyes

 

Rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and C and flavonoids, passion fruit protects your tired eyes from TV screens, computers and smartphones. It would also improve your eyesight.

 

It’s great for your digestion

 

As it’s quite rich in natural fiber, passion fruit detoxifies the body, improves digestion and cleanses the colon.

 

Ideal against mild headaches and low energy!

 

The passion fruit and its high concentration of vitamins whether consumed fresh or as a homemade jam will bring you a natural boost of energy, thanks to its abundance of natural nutrients a sugars! It will thus fight against fatigue, insomnia and will help you lift your spirit, when you are in low mood or feel depressed.

 

Alleviates asthma!

 

Incredible, but it’s true, an American study has shown that consuming passion fruit would effectively decrease asthma symptoms. Its rich fiber content will have a strong detox effect and this would also act on cleaning the respiratory tract, which is the main reason for the occurrence of asthma.

 

Also, did you know?

 

In the 13th century, the word ” jam ” referred to food cooked in honey or sugar. In the beginning this made it possible to keep fragile fruits, through sugar preservation. That’s where the other name for jam “preserves” comes from.

 

The manufacture of jams was particularly developed in the 19th century following the development of sugar cane cultivation, and then the extraction of sugar from sugar beets in Europe.

On these good words, I can only invite you to slice with your bare hands, a piece of fresh bread and spread it with this beautiful material. A gourmet break for some, taste memories for others,

… simplicity at your fingertips !

 

Easy Homemade Mango Passion Fruit Jam Recipe

 

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Ingredients for 8 pots :

  • 7 beautiful ripe aromatic mangoes (about 1.1 kg of mango flesh)
  • 6 passion fruits (about 150-200 g of pulp)
  • 700 g sugar powder
  • the fresh juice of 1 lime
  • my personal touch: 1.5 vanilla sticks

Method:

  1. Start by peeling the mangoes, removing their seeds before cutting them into small cubes and placing them in a jam Bowl (which allows for a good heat distribution) or a large pot.
  2. Add the passion fruit pulp.
  3. Add the powdered sugar.
  4. Add the lime juice.
  5. Split the vanilla pods and remove, by dragging the knife blade over the pods, its black seeds (you don’t have to put the vanilla sticks in the jam). Add them to the fruit.
  6. Bring to a boil for about 20 minutes, stirring continuously (ideally at 105°C).
  7. Stir it regularly and gently. Be careful to not burn yourself as the jam is very hot at that point. (If you don’t have a thermometer, and to check if the jam is cooked properly, pour a spoonful on a plate that had been chilled for a 5 minutes in a freezer. If the jam freezes, your jam is ready! In order to obtain a smooth and creamy jam that is easier to spread on the toast, I decided to put it all in the blender.)
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8. Last step: pour it hot, hot, in pots using a small ladle, until there is as little air gap as possible.

Close the lid tightly and turn them over as soon as possible (while still warm). Let them cool completely in this position. This will promote their conservation.

The bacteria won’t grow in this part where there’s No Jam.

After cooling, label your jars. For example, specify the variety of fruit, its provenance and the date of potting. Keep them in a cool, dry place.

They are ready to be used as soon as they cool down, but it is best to wait a good week for the aromas to develop.

I’m always in awe of these multicolored, homemade pots. And, one thing’s for sure, my little granny would be very proud of me !

If you can’t get enough of passion fruit like I do, then I suggest you check out this passion fruit ice cream recipe too.

 

Passion Fruit Jam Recipe

Suggestion:

You can replace vanilla with cardamom seeds to keep this exotic touch; add fresh mint leaves or other fresh herbs at the end of cooking and cool the jam before potting.

You can also replace lemon juice with orange juice too.

 

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Homemade Passion Fruit Jam Recipe.
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 7 beautiful ripe aromatic mangoes (1.1 kg of flesh))
  • 6 passion fruit (15 cl of pulps)
  • 700 g sugar powder
  • the juice of a lime
  • my personal touch : 1.5 vanilla sticks
Instructions
  1. Start by peeling the mangoes, removing their stones before cutting them into small cubes and placing them in a jam Bowl (which allows for a good heat distribution) or a large pot.
  2. Add the passion fruit pulp.
  3. Add the powdered sugar.
  4. Add the lime juice.
  5. Split the vanilla pods and remove, by dragging the knife blade over the pods, its black seeds (you don't have to put the vanilla sticks in the jam). Add them to the fruit.
  6. Bring to a boil for about 20 minutes, stirring continuously (ideally at 105°C).
  7. Stir it regularly and gently. Be careful to not burn yourself as the jam is very hot at that point.
  8. Last step: pour it hot, hot, in pots using a small ladle, until there is as little air gap as possible.
 

Enjoy!

You may also like my peach tart or homemade strawberry pop tart recipes or even my onion marmalade recipe, so check them out too.

Have you made passion fruit jam or any homemade jam before? Let me know in the comments below.

2 Responses

    • Hey Jazz, thanks for stopping by. You have actually found what you are looking for, because granadilla and passion fruit are basically the same thing. It(passiflora plant and its fruits) has many subspecies and varieties, but the main edible and well known are just a few.

      And they have several names depending on where you live: Passiflora ligularis, commonly known as the sweet granadilla or grenadia, granadilla in Bolivia and Central America, granadilla común in Guatemala, granadilla de China or parcha dulce in Venezuela and granaditta in Jamaica and for the rest of the (English speaking) world it’s known as passion fruit.

      Granadilla is a very close variety of the passion fruit plant and can have slightly different taste(sweeter), color and size. But really they are pretty much the same. You can safely use passion fruit instead of granadilla and vice versa to make a jam or other recipes. They are really very similar and in many countries granadilla is used as a name for passion fruit.

      Hope that helps.

      Take a look here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora_ligularis.

      Cheers.

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