Thursday, December 4, 2008

Banana Butter

My dear sweet friend over at Heart for My Home, (, noticed that on the shipping box I used to mail pumpkin pies to the older children I had written "banana butter". She's inquired about the recipe. Believe it or not, banana butter tastes very similar to baby food bananas when consumed by itself. However, spread it on a warm homemade biscuit and you'll suddenly think your eating a slice of warm banana bread. Of all the jams, jellies and fruit butters I make, banana butter is KM's favorite. Here's my very simple recipe:

3 1/2 lbs. bananas

3 c. sugar

1/2 c. lemon juice

1 teaspoon butter

Thoroughly mash bananas; measure 4 cups into a 4-6 quart kettle or dutch oven. Add sugar, lemon juice and butter; mix well. Bring to a hard rolling boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer gently, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring often. Pour into hot jars leaving 1/2 headspace. Adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath (half pints) 10 minutes. Makes 6 half-pints.


  1. This sounds delish. I'm going to have to try it. Thank you for the prayers regarding my upcoming surgery. I know that I am in God's hands.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. When time avails I am certainly going to try this out.


    P.S. Thank you so much for your prayers and support for our family. You have no idea how much I appreciate you.

  3. Mouth watering.... stomach growling... fingers itching to make banana butter.

    Oh, tag!

  4. That sounds quite lovely! I will have to try making this myself. Thanks for sharing.


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