If you are looking for a Cooked Peach Banana Jam Recipe to make a different and interesting jam with peaches, you have found the best one here!
You need about 1 dozen medium size peaches and one slightly green medium size banana for this jam recipe.
It's fun making unique jams and jellies, something to surprise the family, and get them guessing the secret ingredient!
*Note - If you have prune plums on hand, you can make peach-plum jam instead. Scroll down for the substitute ingredients.
1 dozen medium size peaches (2 1/2 - 3 pounds peaches)
1 medium size slightly greenish banana, chopped
1 pkg. (1 3/4 ounce size) powdered fruit pectin
2 tbsp. lemon juice
5 1/2 cups sugar
Peel, pit and coarsely grind the peaches, and measure 4 cups ground peaches.
In a large pan combine the ground peaches, chopped banana, fruit pectin, and lemon juice, and bring mixture to a full, rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Stir constantly to avoid sticking and burning.
Stir in the sugar, and return the mixture to a full rolling boil.
Boil hard, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring constantly to avoid sticking and burning.
Remove mixture from heat, and quickly skim off the foam with a metal spoon.
Ladle at once into clean, hot jars, leaving 1/4 headspace.
Wipe jar rims, adjust lids.
Process jars with jam in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, starting the timer when the water returns to a boil.
Makes about 6 - 1/2 pint jars of peach jam.
GOT Prune Plums?
Make Peach-Plum Jam!
If you have prune plums on hand, you can substitute the banana and peach ingredient as follows:
Use 2 cups ground peaches (about 6 medium), and 2 cups fully ripe, ground prune plums (about 12 medium). Add the plums to the pan with the peaches, fruit pectin, and the lemon juice.
ScRuMpTiOuS Peach Jam with Bananas or Prunes!
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