Citrus Mango Preserves


These mango preserves are great for topping off desserts, or for adding some tropical flavor to your morning toast. We'll take you through the process step-by-step so you can learn how to make mango preserves.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Process Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
7 half-pints


  • 5 cup finely chopped, seeded, peeled mangoes

  • 7 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (set aside)

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (set aside)

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • ½ of a 6-ounce package (1 foil pouch) liquid fruit pectin


  1. In a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot bring 3 quarts water to simmering; add mango and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain well in a colander set in a sink. Measure 4 cups mango; return the mango to pot. Add sugar, lemon juice, and orange juice to mango in pot. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Quickly stir in pectin; return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon. Stir in lemon peel and orange peel.

  2. Ladle hot preserves into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  3. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

51 Calories
13g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 119
Calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Vitamin C 3.1mg 16%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Folate, total 3.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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