Thursday, September 10, 2009

Banana-Lime Jam

I had sort of lost interest in making jams that have bananas in them just because they seem to burn so easily. Then Retrogal sent me a recipe of her mother's. Naturally I was curious. I had never had a banana jam with lime in it before, so I had to try it.

It also had the interesting instructions to "boil until bananas turn pink." Well I cooked it down until it was the consistency of fruit butter, but the bananas still didn't look pink to me. I ended up deciding to change that to "cook until thick."

Of course if the goal is to cook it until it is thick like fruit butter, then I couldn't help but wonder if it would thicken faster if I simply started with less water. I didn't try it with less water, so I don't know. In any case, I definitely liked the taste.

Borneo Banana Jam
(Yield is approximately 4 half-pint jars)
(Printable Recipe)

6 bananas
1/2 cup lime juice
1 1/2 cups water
grated rinds of 3 limes
2 cups sugar

Chop bananas. Add other ingredients. Cook until thick. Stir frequently. It burns easily, so as it thickens, you should probably stir continuously.

Remove from heat. Fill hot canning jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Add lids and process in a water bath for 10 minutes.

High altitude instructions
1,001 - 3,000 feet : increase processing time by 5 minutes
3,001 - 6,000 feet : increase processing time by 10 minutes
6,001 - 8,000 feet : increase processing time by 15 minutes
8,001 - 10,000 feet : increase processing time by 20 minutes


  1. Sounds like an unusual yummy flavor! Might have to give that one a try.

  2. I have never heard of this kind of jam. Interesting! I'd love to taste it!

  3. It seems an unusual flavor combination. However, it seems that it would be delicious. I have yet to can anything correctly(ugh).

  4. The banana have many properties like the potassium and some vitamin too. that is why i prefer to use the bananas frequently in my recipe. and i love the flavour too. Even power the tissues, muscles and bones that can help with the sexual performance too.

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