Mangoes Galore! (Or, how we learned not to look a gift horse in the mouth)

Our Neighbor's Mango TreeMango season is here!

Luckily, we haven’t had to scavenge around the neighborhood for neglected fruit bearing trees: our neighbor has a massive tree and a portion of the behemoth stretches directly over our back yard. Despite only a few branches hanging overhead we have been inundated with fruit! And since we wouldn’t dare look a gift horse in the mouth, here is how we have used the fruit – along with how we are storing it for when this season becomes a fading memory.

Spicy Mango Chutney

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Spicy Mango Chutney


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 6 cups mangoes (4 to 5), peeled and cut
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped


  1. Combine sugar and vinegar in a 6 quart pot; and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Simmer, uncovered, until syrupy and slightly thickened, for apx 45 minutes to 1 hour. (stir occasionally during cooking)
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