Canning Fresh Mangoes
by Heather J
(Prince George, BC, Canada)
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)
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