Canning Fresh Mangoes

by Heather J
(Prince George, BC, Canada)

The color is the most amazing yellow... <br>much like the Pride of India Nasturtium.

The color is the most amazing yellow...
much like the Pride of India Nasturtium.

I have mangoes that are ripe and ready to eat. Unfortunately, they are 12 and I am 1. I'd like to can them but cannot find a recipe.

I would do them like peaches in a light syrup but haven't a clue as to processing time. For peaches at my altitude, processing would be 30 minutes. Can you please advise?

Canning Fresh Mangoes:

Hi Heather, I checked my Ball Blue Book and the processing time is pints 15 minutes and quarts 20 minutes. I have an altitude adjustment chart here.

The directions here are like you say just like peaches.

The fruit is removed from the pit. They suggest leaving about 1/4 inch fruit with the pit to avoid the fibrous part.

Mangoes are peeled and sliced. Mix your syrup and bring to a boil. Simmer the mangoes in the syrup about 2 minutes or until hot. Pack the hot fruit into jars, cover with the hot syrup. Leave a 1/2 inch head space and process.

I assume you are familiar with how to process in a waterbath canner but just in case you are not (or for others reading in the future) here are step by step instructions.

Water Bath Canning

And here are my syrup recipes.... but really the amount of sugar you use is up to you.

Syrup for Packing

Simply heat water and sugar in a sauce pan until sugar dissolves.

* Light – 2 cups sugar to 1-quart water
* Medium -3 cups sugar to 1-quart water

You can also make a syrup with honey if you don't want to use processed sugar.

* light - 1 1/2 cups honey to 4 cups water
* medium - 2 cups honey to 4 cups water

This is hot pack recipe, They don't give directions for just packing the mangoes cold so I can't advise you on that. But my guess is that it would probably be fine. You might get less floating if you hot pack the fruit. When the fruit is heated it releases some of the oxygen before you pack it in the jars.

Hope this helps. I'd do a 'how to can mangoes' page with pictures.... but mangoes don't grow in Colorado! Darn, I bet they are tasty. :0)

Related Pages

Waterbath Canning

Ball Blue Book

Canning Fruits

Canning Peaches

Altitude Adjustments

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The Ball Blue Book
by: Heather

Hi Sharon :) Thanks again for your help. I decided to get the book and save you some typing. I found it on eBay for about $13.99 with shipping.

I called my eldest son (he got the red Kitchen Aid Pro 600 mixer for me from there last Christmas) as he has an account and asked him to get it for me and I'd pay him next time I saw him. He declined and said I could just send some of those mangoes his way and some of the other good things I'll find in that book. Good too!

Sounds like a smart man there! The price of the book will be well worth what you send to him!

Syrup for canning fruits
by: Anita

I like to stay away from sugar as much as possible so I only use 100% bottled Apple Juice that I buy in the grocery store and add the required amount of Fruit Fresh to it. All my canned fruits come out delicious.


Yes adding fruit juice can sweeten without the white sugar. Great for sugarless canning.

Thank you
by: Teri

Thank you for your article.
Long time canner ,but have never canned Mango.
Our local store has them on sale 4 for $1.00.
I can't pass up a bargain!!
This was very helpful.

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