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Almost any fruit will be canned in a hot water bath. If you have never canned before you will need to buy some extra equipment. You will have saucepans and ladles or big spoons in your home; but, you might not have canning utensils.
Note: Don't go to your great grandma's attic or basement for the jars. In 1989 there were some new requirements placed on canning jars so if you have antiques, take them to the antique dealer.
To prepare the jars, they can be washed in a dishwasher if it has a sanitized cycle. The jars can be left in the dishwasher on a heat cycle. The lids need to be washed and left in the hot water. The canner needs to be filled so that there will be an inch of boiling water over the top of the jars.
To handle mangoes, especially really green ones, wear plastic gloves. The mango is related to the same family as poison ivy and needs our respect. Be sure that you don't touch your mouth, nose, or eyes with the gloves. The mango should be firm but not rock hard. It should be ready to eat. Probably the best bet for finding mangoes would be the big outlets such as Costco, Sam's Clubs, or one like those. They have bigger and more mangoes than other places. It takes 5 good sized mangoes for a quart jar.
This is a good time to make the simple syrup. I always use a light syrup to can the fruit. If a person wants fruit juice, white grape juice is suggested. For mangoes, I use 2 cups of sugar and 6 cups of water. Put the water in a saucepan and turn on the heat. Pour the sugar in slowly to let it dissolve. Once the sugar is dissolved keep the syrup boiling gently.
By Mary Belk
How long for waterbath canning Mango Juice ?
This recipe calls for fresh mangoes. I have frozen, sliced mangoes in baggies and need the freezer space.
Yes. Thaw your mangoes completely and let them come to room temperature. Then procede with the canning instructioins. Be advised that the thawed fruit will not be as firm as fresh fruit. I would be inclined to mash the thawed fruit and can the pulp, It can be used as dessert topping, pastry filling, or in smoothies.