Recipe by dicentra

From my yahoo group

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups prepared fruit (about 11 fully ripe medium bananas)
  • 12 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fruit fresh
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) boxsure.jell fruit pectin
  • 12 teaspoon butter (optional) or 12 teaspoon margarine (optional)
  • 6 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl

Directions

  1. Bring boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use.
  2. Drain well before filling.
  3. MASH bananas thoroughly. Measure exactly 4 cups prepared fruit into 6 or 8 quart saucepot.
  4. Stir lemon juice and fruit protector into prepared fruit in saucepot.
  5. STIR pectin into fruit in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired.
  6. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when
  7. stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.
  8. STIR in all sugar quickly. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1
  9. minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
  10. LADLE quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar
  11. rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner.
  12. Lower rack into canner. Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches; add boiling water if needed. Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes.
  13. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After
  14. jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs
  15. back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.).

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