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Papaya Jam

Papaya Jam

Papaya Jam – the perfect way to use up ripe papaya. Sweet, tropical and delicious with just a hint of vanilla.
Course Jam
Cuisine Tahitian


  • 1 kg – 2 ¼ lbs. papaya cleaned
  • 600 gms – 1 1/3 lbs. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice of ½ a lemon


  1. Cube the papaya and put it in a bowl.
  2. Add the sugar and lemon juice. Mix and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  3. Then, cook, stirring, for about 20 to 30 minutes or until thick.
  4. After 15 minutes, add the vanilla extract.
  5. While the jam is cooking, put a small plate in the freezer.
  6. After 20 minutes, when the jam appears like it is beginning to gel, put the fire off.
  7. Put a small amount of jam on the frozen plate and return it to the freezer for a few minutes. If it wrinkles when you nudge it, it’s ready. If not, cook it some more and test it again until it’s ready.
  8. Blend the jam with a hand blender and store it in sterilised jars.