Sweet marula fruit jam

Marula fruit has multiple fantastic uses, including cosmetic and medicinal ones. The diverse range of products that the fruit can be used in is indicative of its usefulness. However, one of the fruit’s best uses is in cooking – it can be added to a number of tasty dishes to bring out and enhance flavours. It can also be used on its own to provide a sweet, unique element to any dish.

Below is a recipe for a decadently sweet marula fruit jam, perfect for enjoying on toast, scones and muffins.


  • Eight cups of sliced marula fruit
  • Six cups of white sugar
  • 125 millilitres of lemon juice


1.)    Combine all the ingredients together in a medium sized pot.

2.)    As soon as the ingredients start boiling and bubbling, reduce the heat and allow simmering until all the sugar has been dissolved.

3.)    The mixture should soon start to bubble again. Allow it to do so for a further 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the pot.

4.)    Remove from the heat and allow cooling.

5.)    Decant the jam into smaller jars, leaving roughly three centimetres of space between the jam and the lid.

6.)    Serve with warm, baked goods and enjoy.

This fruit can be used in absolutely anything. It is an old faithful in cocktail recipes, Christmas meat cooking and marinades, to name just a few. As you will soon find out, it makes an impressive jam as well.

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