What to do with all those leftover bananas? Why, make Monkey Jam of course!
Adapted from mycatholickitchen.com
whole Bananas (peeled)
can (20 Oz. Size) Crushed Pineapple With Juice
cups White Sugar
Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Peel and slice bananas. (I used some that I put in the freezer. I took them out and allowed them to thaw overnight on a paper towel. I used about 5 of them and 5 of my perfectly ripe bananas.) Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until desired consistency is achieved. I cooked mine for about 20 minutes. Cook it longer if you want it thicker. I also used my potato masher to mash the ripe bananas. The frozen ones were mushy already and perfect for this recipe. Ladle hot jam into hot jars leaving about 1/2 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Process 10 minutes in water bath. I used the half-pint jelly jars and got 3 jars out of this. Recipe from Learn to Preserve’s Monkey Butter.