bananas foster jam

bananas foster jam

Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment
Website Adapted from a recipe I found online from Jammin' from the Hearth


  • 4 c. peeled & diced ripe bananas
  • 4 Tbs. lemon juice + 2 Tbs. water
  • 1 tsp. Fruit Fresh (a fruit preserver)
  • 3 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • one 3-ounce pouch of liquid pectin (I use Ball or Certo brands)
  • 1/8 tsp. rum extract (or "real" rum to taste)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • glass canning jars + lids


My 3-year old LOVES this jam. He'd eat it all day, every day if he could. He calls it "Nana Jam"; I've made him two cases of the stuff so far and together he and I have eaten almost all of the jars ourselves (with the exception of a few we gave away as gifts).


1. Preheat canning pot with lids and jars.
2. In a large pan, combine bananas, Fruit Fresh, lemon juice and water.
3. Stir in the sugars and cinnamon.
4. Over medium heat, stir the mixture until the sugars are completely dissolved.
5. Increase the heat until you have a rolling boil. Make sure to stir constantly and don't walk away or you will likely boil over! (and not that I know or anything, but it'll make a HUGE mess!)
6. Stir in the liquid pectin and bring back to a rolling boil, cooking for 2 minutes.
7. Remove the pan from heat and skim off any foam from the top. Add rum and vanilla extracts and stir well to combine. At this point, try not to sample too much--it is SOOO good that you'll definitely eat it right off the spoon.
8. Pour into jars, leaving about 1/4 - 1/2" head room, wipe rims with a damp cloth and secure jar lids, but don't tighten too tight.
9. Put jars in preheated canner, making sure that there is at least 1/2" of water over the tops of the jars. Bring canner to rolling boil and process jars for 10 minutes.
10. Remove jars from canner and place on a wire rack to cool. Listen for the pop of the jar lids to ensure a good seal. Leave jars undisturbed for at least 24 hours to allow jam to set.
11. Enjoy your jam on toast, in crepes, or warm some up and pour it over vanilla ice cream.

2 comments to bananas foster jam

  • Joanna  says:

    Sounds awesome!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Much Kneaded  says:

    This is the best jam ever! My kids went crazy over it!!

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