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Filipino Coconut Jam (Minatamis na Bao)

This homestyle Coconut Jam recipe is rich, sticky-sweet, and is hands down one of the most delicious fruit preserves out there! It is made of 4 simple ingredients, that can be reduced further to just 2.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: coco jam, coconut jam, minatamis na bao
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Bebs


  • 2 cans canned coconut cream (13.5 fl oz)
  • 1 cup muscovado sugar
  • ¼ tsp pandan extract optional
  • salt


  • Pour coconut cream in a pot and boil until soft curds form.
  • Add sugar, salt and pandan extract.
  • Simmer over medium low heat until it turns thick. (*see Note 1)
  • Remove from heat and let it cool down.
  • Serve immediately or trasfter to a sterelized container.



Note 1: the mixture will thicken further as it cools down, so do not be tempted and overcook it. 
This recipe makes a bit more than a cup of coconut jam. A teaspoonful of it goes a long way.