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Mandarin Jam Recipe

A delicious and easy recipe for mandarin jam flavoured with whole madarins and vanilla.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine English
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 serves
Calories 67kcal
Author Peter G


  • 4 mandarins
  • water for boiling
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3/4 cup sugar caster or superfine
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 pinch Greek mastic


  • Place whole mandarins (skin and all!) and lemon juice in a pot and barely cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer till mandarins are tender and soft to the touch.
  • Remove mandarins from liquid and process in a food processor. Give them a few whizzes in the food processor but don’t let it all go mushy. We’re looking for a little texture here.
  • Return the fruit to the pot and add the sugar, vanilla bean and the mastic. Bring back to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Boil the mandarin jam mixture for about 30 mins – the seeds will rise to the surface during this time, and will be easy to remove
  • Let the mixture cool and store in sterilised jars.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g