This is my 100 th post and I am glad it's very sweet.I am not a great fan of jams but son indeed is .But I don prefer the store brought ones though they are tasty.They are loaded with chemicals like food colors,preservatives and artificial flavors which trigger allergy and wheezing in kids.As I was refusing to buy my son jam,my mom sent me a bottle of delicious homemade mixed fruit jam with no preservatives and has the goodness of the real fruits .My son loved it and the bottle got over in a month.I wanted to try it and got an opportunity to make it this time at my mom's place where I am right now , spending my summer vacation .
Preparation time :30 mins
Mixed fruit pulp (papaya,chickoo,mango,banana,Apple)-2cups
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Tonovin essence -1 tsp
1.Heat a wok and add the fruit pulp and sugar and keep mixing well in medium flame .
2.Once all the sugar has dissolved,add the lemon juice and mix well.
3.Once the mixture starts to thicken ,add the tonovin essence.
4.Keep on mixing and the mixture turns glossy and dark in color. Simmer the flame.
5.Glass jars are generally preferred for jams and one must wash it with soap and hot water and air dry it beforehand.As I didn't have an appropriate glass jar I used a stainless steel one.But please do not use plastic ones even if they are food grade.The right stage for the jam to be ready is when you drop a spoon of jam on a plate it should stay still like a pearl or not runny.Then our jam is ready.
6.Transfer the jam to the jar and once it cools down you can refrigerate it .Stays well for upto 2 months in the fridge and when used a clean and dry spoon for use.Enjoy this delicious ,healthy and wholesome homemade mixed fruit jam .
*If you miss the pearl stage then the jam may get too rubbery and difficult to spread.
*I didn't add pineapple as I would like it to eat as a pineapple jam.
*Glass jars are always better to store jam.It should be clean and dry.
*Tonovin essence adds a nice flavor and color to the jam so better to add it.