How to Make Avocado Jam

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Make Avocado Jam

Contrary to what many people think, avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable. It is rich in fats and in Vitamin E. There are many ways to prepare it, two of the most common are guacamole and sauce. However, one of the most original is avocado jam, ideal for spreading on bread and with a very distinctive taste. At OneHowTo we'll show you how to make avocado jam.

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Steps to follow:

The most important thing when making this avocado jam recipe is to carefully choose the main ingredient. Go to the store and find ripe avocados, find out when this fruit is in season, and when you touch it is neither too hard nor too soft. So carefully choose all the avocados by making sure they are ripe enough.

How to Make Avocado Jam - Step 1

Also, avocados oxidize very quickly, so once you cut them open you should work quickly to cook them and keep them from going bad. To cut and peel it, open it in half, take out the pit and, using a spoon, separate the skin.

How to Make Avocado Jam - Step 2

We should note that the 500 grams of avocado needs to be the weight after it's cut; this is important because you use half the weight of the fruit for the sugar in the avocado jam. Mix both ingredients with lemon juice and put both ingredients in a saucepan for about three hours to mix well.


After this time, put the pan on the heat and let it simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. The idea is that the mixture is not a liquid but becomes a homogeneous dough.


Once we have this, turn off the heat and put the jam in glass, airtight containers to make sure it is kept in good condition for longer and we can eat it slowly. This is perfect to add to sandwiches for a very distinct taste. You can make avocado jam bruschetta as part of a summer party finger food menu.

If you liked this recipe for avocado jam, at OneHowTo we offer other jam recipes. Check them out:

How to Make Avocado Jam - Step 5

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What did you think of this recipe?
How long will this jam stay good if refrigerated?
OneHowTo Editor
It will generally last 2 weeks, unless you are able to seal it in a jar. In the latter case, it can last much longer.
Jude Ochieng Owaka
Hi. This helps me quite many because we have a lot of avocados going to waste around my home area here in Western Kenya. One more question, can Sodium Benzoate be used to preserve the jam for as long as 6 months, or is the heating (pasteurizing) just enough?
Lesley Hicken
Hi How long will this keep for please ?
Hello- does the avocado jam need to be refrigerated? Or, if treated like other jams I make, able to be stored on the shelf?

Thank you
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Elise,

The sugar will help preserve the avocado, but it is a fruit which oxidises relatively quickly when exposed to the air (you will see it by the avocado going brown). You should refrigerate it to make it last as long as possible.

With other fruit preserves (strawberry, cherry, orange, etc.), although they can last well on a shelf, you should store them in the fridge once they are opened.

Hope this helps!
i love the methodology. only missing on determining its end point....the brix required at the end point.

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