Sunday, April 7, 2013

Strawberry Banana Jam-Small Batch

Bananas were very ripe at the store so they were marked down to 38¢/lb and I had leftover strawberries in the freezer from my Strawberry Frosting. So when I saw a Strawberry Banana Jam from Family Home and Life on a linky party, I decided to make some! The only difference, I made a small batch.

Have you seen these new packages of pectin that are measured specifically for 2 half pint jars? One for me and one to share (the boys were very happy), since they're being used right away I didn't need to process them in a hot water bath, just place in the fridge. I did give my fruit a whirl in the food chopper and it calls for anywhere from 1 to 1 2/3 C sugar-your choice. I like that:@) This is a very tasty jam (love the banana flavor!) and I think a little splash of vanilla would be very good in it too.
I'm looking forward to my bagel tomorrow morning:@)

Strawberry Banana Jam-Small Batch-recipe from the back of the pectin package
1 (.4 oz) package Ball Classic Pectin-found it at Walmart
1 1/3 C crushed or finely chopped fruit-I used one medium banana and strawberries for the rest
3 tsp lemon juice
Sugar-I used 1 1/4 C because they weren't local super sweet berries
  1. Combine fruit and lemon juice in pot, stir in pectin. 
  2. Bring mixture to a rolling boil.
  3. Add sugar, stir to dissolve. Return to a rolling boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat, skim foam and pour into sanitized canning jars. If you'll be using it right away you can simply store it in the fridge or for longer storage process in a water bath for 10 minutes.


  1. Lynn, you are the best to share your specials finds and smaller scale recipes! Strawberries and bananas are perfect together. I will try this. xo

  2. I rarely eat jam, but this sounds wonderful! xo Debbie

  3. i had the pleasure of getting some strawberry/banana jam once from a blogger pal. YUM! as she said, 'smack yo mama' good!

  4. Strawberry Banana, Yum! I love making jam. I just wish I had a little more time to do it :)

  5. Boy that sounds delicious! (Sadly, I am allergic to bananas so I won't get to try making this one.)

  6. I have not seen the small- batch pectin, Lynn, but thanks for the heads-up. Your jam sounds so good and I know your boys love having those gifts from you to enjoy. Have a happy week!

  7. I never knew that you could can bananas. I bet that is delicious. sandie

  8. Hi Lynn,
    your jam sounds tempting. Now we have fresh strawberries here from Southern Europe. Time to try new recipes like yours. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. I love jam but not sure about making my own. Looks wonderful, maybe I will give it a try just once!

    NYC Style and a little Cannoli

  10. This sounds so sweet and good! I like the idea of a small batch of one to keep and one to give away ( or freeze for later ) as that is just the right amount for me!

  11. Yum. This sounds fantastic. I am so excited for fresh homemade jams and salsas!

  12. Thanks for the shout out! I didn't know you could buy those small packets. But around here, that would make only enough for one meal ;)

    1. I added an update at the bottom of my post with a link here to your post.

  13. Strawberries and bananas are such a great combination. I know this tastes wonderful!

  14. We will just love this Jam and can't wait to taste it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. I prefer uncooked Freezer Jam: mix, jar, freeze. I'll try this combo the next time I have over ripe bananas. Also, any recipe that does the sealing water bath thing? Forego that and freeze instead!


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