Banana-Pineapple Jam

"This recipe is from a preserving book that I have used for thirty years. It is quite sweet, yet flavorful. Very good on a bagel with cream cheese, or as an ice cream topping."
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Ready In:
7-8 half pint jars




  • Peel and mash the bananas, then add the pineapple to the bananas.
  • Add the sugar to the fruit mixture and pour it into a large enameled pot.
  • Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously.
  • Boil mixture for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, stir in pectin, and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Skim and seal in hot sterilized canning jars.
  • May be water bath processed for 10 minutes, if preferred.

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  1. gailanng
    Made some for gift-giving. Ohhh and that trip over the river and through the woods to grandma's house went smoothly. Merry 2018 Christmas Eve y’all!!
  2. eva_anita
    I used Del Monte pineapple tidbits can, net weight 836g, drained 505g. I also used the liquid. It was already sweet so I added only 2 cups of sugar and 5 big ripe bananas. I cooked according to the recipe and then added 6 tsp. of pectin powder, found the conversion online. The recipe yielded 5 middle sized jars or a yummy fragrant tasty jam. Excellent on multigrain bread with ricotta.
  3. 1bluelady
    I made this recipe last year and it was delicious. Couldn't find my recipe this year and panicked. This is it--going to make it again -- tomorrow--and made 3 copies of it.
  4. Ambervim
    Made this last year and it is really nice.
  5. Chef susey
    Great jam ! Tastes lovely,easy recipe to follow,perfect.Used 20oz can.Just right.


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