Cameroon Style Papaya Jam

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Member 610488

Papaya Jam is a traditional Cameroonian recipe for a classic jelly, made with papaya and lemon juice, that is traditionally served with bread.

Top Review by HawaiianBaker

This was great! And I'm so glad I didn't have to add pectin. I took some liberties with the recipe - I had 6 small-medium papayas, used juice from 3 limes, and about 1 1/4 cup sugar. It turned out great, just the right consistency and delicious. Thanks!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the papaya, de-seed and slice thinly. Add to a medium bowl and toss with the lemon juice and sugar to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to sit over night in refrigerator.
  2. The following day, add the mixture to a mortar and pound to a paste or purée in a food processor. Transfer to a medium saucepan, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Continue cooking until all the moisture has evaporated, then spoon into hot, sterilized canning jars and seal with lids and rings.
  3. Allow to cool to room temperature, and refrigerate any jars that do not seal. Store in a cool, dark cupboard.

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