Ataulfo Mango Jam

Total Time
5 mins
45 mins

Ataulfo mangoes are only available in the Toronto area from late March until September. I don't know what the availability is in other regions. They are 8 to 10 inches long with an oblong round-bottom shape and a gold-blushed yellow skin. The juicy flesh inside is yellowy-orange, creamy smooth, free of fibrous stringiness (which can set off allergies in people sensitive to stone fruits) and is described as the best thing to have fallen out of a tree since the apple observed by Isaac Newton. The flavour resembles a delectable combination of peach, banana,m pineapple and butter. They're incredibly sweet and loaded with vitamin c and dietary fibre. Look for them in your local Chinatown. Watch Corey Mintz of the Toronto Star (where I found the recipe) slice and peel a mango here:

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  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Simmer over low heat until liquid is almost evaporated (about 45 minutes).
  3. Remove vanilla and puree in food processor.