Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Yummy jam with peaches, bananas and cherries.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 14 cups mashed peaches (about 2 pounds)
  • 12 cups bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 12 cup coarsely-chopped maraschino cherry
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 (1 3/4 ounce) packages fruit pectin
  • 6 cups sugar


  1. Combine the peaches, bananas, cherries, lemon juice, and fruit pectin in a large Dutch oven; stir well. Place over high heat and bring to a boil stirring frequently; quickly stir in sugar.
  2. Once it comes back to a boil, boil for 1 minute or until mixture reaches 220°F on a candy thermometer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off surface with a metal spoon.
  3. Quickly ladle into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/8-inch head space. Cover at once with the lids and screw on bands tight.
  4. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

I am not rating this recipe. I am positive that it has two typos. It calls for 12 cups bananas, but as I see it, three bananas would make about 2 cups. Also on the pectin, it looks like the same typo, so it could be 2 packages of pectin but possibly could be one. Just some ideas.

Becca The Baker July 14, 2009

The amounts in this recipe don't look right to me! The person would rated it, said it wouldn't set. I can't imagine using 12 cups bananas (you would need more than 3 med bananas)plus the recipe calls for using 12 pkgs of pectin. I think there may be a misprint. The recipe just doesn't sound right.

harlo April 30, 2005

Made this jam and it did not set. Don't know what could have gone wrong. Can always use it for ice cream topping.

Mary LeVering July 24, 2004

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