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Pawpaw jam

made from the pawpaw fruit, pawpaw jam has a unique flavor and is easy to make

Course jam
Cuisine American
Keyword pawpaw fruit, pawpaw jam
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 pints
Calories 12 kcal
Author Kallee~Creative Southern Home


  • 4 cups pawpaw puree
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBL low sugar pectin


  1. start heating the water bath canner to bring to a boil

  2. Keep sterilized jars, lids and rings simmering in a saucepan of hot water

  3. In a large, heavy saucepan, add the pawpaw puree and water

  4. bring to a slow boil, stirring, careful not to scorch

  5. bring mixture down to a simmer

  6. cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat

  7. Add the rest of the ingredients

  8. return to heat & simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently

  9. fill pint or 1/2 pint jars with the mixture leaving 1/4 inch headspace

  10. wipe rim and place lids and rings on the jar

  11. place the jars in the water bath canner, making sure the tops of the jars are covered with an inch of water

  12. bring back up to a boil and process in boiling water 10 minutes

  13. remove jars from water and let cool

  14. check for a proper seal after 24 hours.