Strawberry Banana Jam

It was 2 summers ago that I first tried my hand a jarring fruit jams...so I made peach jam, blueberry jam, strawberry jam and even strawberry rhubarb jam. But I have to say that out of all the jams I've jarred, this one is my absolute favorite!!!

I have always loved the flavor combination of strawberries and bananas but never thought about it as a jam until my bloggy friend Dolly mentioned it on her wonderful food blog, Dolly is Cooking. And wowie kazowie...this jam is a knockout!!!

So while this recipe is not exactly Dolly's, of which I do plan to try with my next batch, it turned out pretty darn good. All I did was was modify my regular strawberry jam recipe. I simply reduced the sugar because I was adding really ripened bananas.

Super easy ingredients...

5 cups of hulled and mashed strawberries
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
3 to 3 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 T butter (to prevent foaming)
 1.75 oz pkg fruit pectin (unsweetened)

Put all ingredients in one large pot and place on stove over medium heat. Continue to break up the strawberries as the sugar melts. Bring to boil for one minute and then remove from heat. Spoon into prepared jars. (Cleaned jars can be sterilized by placing them in an oven set at 225 degrees F for 30 minutes. Lids can be boiled for 10 minutes to sterilize)

Make sure the mouth of the jars are wiped clean before tightly screwing on the outer rings. Let jam stand undisturbed for 24 hours. You should hear the ping of the lid seal, letting you know that the center button of the lid is now sucked in, within 15 to 20 minutes after the jam has been jarred. If the center button of the lid is not concave, store jam in frig for up to 3 weeks!

And then OMGosh...enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!

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  1. This does sound yummy! I'm also voting for you!

  2. Boy this looks delicious! I've made strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and grape jams before but never thought of combining strawberries and banannas...what a revelation! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  3. Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for the mention. I am going to save your recipe and use it...Glad you love it...Since my girls grew up next to and played in a strawberry field their entire life they naturally love them...but this jam is just sooo good!

  4. This sounds so good. Plus it is easy to make, two thumbs up.

  5. I want to make this! Soounds so yummy and a great gift! I would love if you link this to the Mega jar link party on my blog!

  6. Strawberry banana - oh my! Please pass the biscuits!

  7. I always wondered how this was done thanks for letting us in on the how- to's. :D Looks wonderful.

  8. It is so yummy Just finished my first batch....Heaven! (had to try it before I canned it. )

  9. How many jars does this make? Half-pint or the smaller 4 oz jelly jars?

  10. How many jars does this make and what size jars

  11. Do the bananas turn brown? it sounds delish.


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