Monday, April 4, 2011

Banana Jamming


2 lbs ripe bananas, 1/4 Cup dried currants, 1/2 Cup Walnut pieces
3 1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/3  Cup Honey
1 1/3 Cup water
juice of 3 limes
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract (or use real vanilla beans)

  • Peel and mash the bananas.
  • Combine water, lime juice, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey over moderate heat and stir until syrup thickens.
  • Add the mashed bananas, currants, and walnuts let cook 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Ladle in hot syrup in to pear packed jars
  •  Immediately fill hot pint jars with mixture leaving 1/2" head space.
  •  Remove trapped air bubbles.
  •  Wipe jar then adjust two piece caps.
  •  Process jars in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. This is delicious! I had some bananas that we on the verge of the trash. I had already frozen several. This recipe was the perfect solution. I cut it in half, added raisins since didn't have currents on hand. And did half walnuts half pine nuts (once again all i had on hand. I also added two diced apples. It made about 4 half pint jars.