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minatamis na bao in a mason jar
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Minatamis na Bao (Coconut Jam)

Coconut Jam is a Filipino spread made of coconut cream and brown sugar. It's thick, perfectly sweet with a rich coconut flavor that's perfect with your favorite bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 151kcal


  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar


  • In a non-stick sauce pan over medium heat, combine coconut cream and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved and mixture is well-blended.
  • When mixture has come to a boil, promptly reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until color darkens and mixture is very thick but spreadable.
  • Transfer jam to clean jars.


To check for doneness, drop a teaspoonful into a bowl of cold water. If the mixture forms a soft ball in the cold water but flattens when removed, it is ready.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg