Classic strawberry banana flavours in a simple jam. This recipe uses the water-bath canning method.
Course: Jams & Jellies
Cuisine: Canning and preserves
Keyword: banana, strawberry
Servings: 8half pint jars (about 8 cups)
Author: Trish | The In Fine Balance Food Blog
8 half pint or 4 full pint canning jars with 2 piece lids
1pkgpectinI used Certo Light Pectin powder
6cupscrushed fruitat least 5 cups of crushed strawberries with enough banana to make a full 6 cups
Crushing the berries: do this in layers; in a large bowl, 1 layer at a time, pouring each crushed layer into your measuring cup before adding more berries to your crushing bowl. Crush the berries with a potato masher or fork. Do the same with the banana. Continue crushing the fruit until you have 6 cups.
Combine fruit pectin with ¼ cup of the measured sugar. In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine pectin mixture, lemon juice and the fruit. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling add remaining sugar and return to a hard boil (this means the fruit is bubbling and spitting all over the place), and boil hard for 1 minute.
Remove from heat, and stir and skim for 5 mins. Skim off any foam that collects on top. It is important to stir and skim for the full 5 mins, this helps create clear jam and ensures the fruit does not float to the top as it sets.
Fill warm, sterlized jars with the hot jam. Filling one jar at time. Wipe rims if necessary and add hot snap lid, securing with screw top rings until just fingertip tight. Waterbath process for 5 minutes. Processed jars will keep for 12 months in a cool, dark pantry. Once opened use within 5-6 weeks.
Calculated nutritional information is based on 8 half-pint jars (8 - 1 cup jars). A typical serving of jam is 1 tablespoon, there are 16 tablespoons in each jar. Each tablespoon is approximately 30 cals.Follow instructions in post to prepare a water bath canner and the jars prior to starting the recipe.Strawberry banana jam will keep for approximately 12 months in sealed and processed jars in a cool and dark pantry. Once opened, use the jar within 5-6 weeks.