Mixed fruits jam – homemade preservatives free, pectin free jam recipe with mixed fruits! I got a chance to try this mixed fruits jam recipe last week as I had lot of fruits in my fruits basket, it turned out tasty like other homemade jams. Check out my strawberry jam & pineapple jam , Carrots Jam recipes too. You could consume few tea spoons of this homemade mixed fruits jam with whole wheat bread, idli, dosa or even roti. This mixed fruits jam is ideal for babies above one year!
Now Let’s get on to check how to make this homemade mixed fruits jam recipe for toddlers and kids.
Mixed Fruits Jam Recipe for Toddlers and Kids
- Apple - 1
- Orange Juice - 1/4 cup from 1 medium sized orange
- Banana - 1
- Strawberries - 10 nos or Red/Black grapes - 20
- Guava - 1
- Papaya - 1/2 cup cubed
- Prunes/ Dates - 3
- Brown Sugar/ Jaggery powder - 3/4 cup
- Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
* you can use mixed fruits of your choice around 2 cups
- Wash all fruits in running water thoroughly. Place it on a cutting board and peel everything (except strawberry & prunes/dates) cut them into small pieces. Keep sugar & orange juice & lemon juice ready.
- Transfer the chopped fruits to a blender along with orange and lemon juice. Blend everything until smooth. Use liitle water while grinding if necessary.
- Transfer the pureed fruits into a pan and add sugar/jaggery powder. Mix well.
- Stir it Occasionally for 10-15 minutes until it reaches jam like consistency. Keep the flame low to medium to avoid burning at the bottom. Switch off the flame once done. Cool it down and store it in a sterilized glass container.
- You can use any sweet tasting fruits of your choice. But using red grapes/ strawberries gives red colour to the jam.
- Also adding orange juice/lemon juice increase shelf life. Don’t skip it.
- Make sure your kid is not allergic to any of the fruits before you add it to this mixed fruits jam.
- The quantity of the sweetener depends on the sweetness of fruits. Check and Adjust before cooking and after pureeing the fruits.
- Use a clean jar to store the jam. If preparing the jam in large quantities, I would suggest to sterilize the glass jars.
- Check the jam consistency by place a spoonful of jam in a plate and cool it down. After cooling down, if no water separated then its the correct consistency for a jam.
- You can use white sugar instead of brown sugar/powdered jaggery. But to make it healthy, always use brown sugar or jaggery.
- Keep it refrigerated and consume with in a couple of weeks. But it keeps well for a month if handled properly.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.