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Microwave Papaya Apple Jam Recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Priya Shiva


  • Papaya - 300 gm washed and chopped
  • Apple - 200gm
  • White sugar - 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp


  1. Microwave lemon for 15 seconds and remove the seeds before juicing it.
  2. Wash and peel and grate the papaya into a a mixing bowl.
  3. Now wash, peel and grate the apple and mix with grated papaya.
  4. Add grated papaya and apple into a heatproof microwave-safe bowl. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Microwave for 5 minutes on high power.
  6. Now add sugar and stir well.
  7. Microwave for a further 5 minutes on high power or until jam reaches setting point (check notes).
  8. Transfer the warm jam in sterilized containers and keep it sealed.
  9. Once container is opened or used, refrigerate it.

Recipe Notes

Place a clean saucer in freezer for 5 minutes. To check if jam has reached setting point, place a small amount of jam onto a chilled saucer. Place into freezer for 2 minutes or until jam is at room temperature. Run your finger through jam and wrinkle and if jam stays in 2 separate portions, it's ready to be stored. If not, cook for a little longer and retest.

Always use clean and sterilized containers to store jam. Keep it in cool place or refrigerate. It stays good for 2-3 weeks. 

Use ripe papaya and apples to get the best results.