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                                 BANANA JAM
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Condiment
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    5       ea           Ripe bananas
    3       tb           Fresh lime juice
      2/3   c            Fresh orange juice or water
    1 1/2   c            Sugar
      1/2                Vanilla bean split in half
                         Lengthwise and cut into 1/3s
      1/8   ts           Salt
    1       tb           Banana liqueur (optional)
   Peel the bananas and thinly slice or mash with a fork.  Place the bananas
   in a heavy saucepan with the lime juice, orange juice, sugar, vanilla bean
   and salt, and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and gently simmer the
   banana jam until htick, about 30 minutes, stirring often.  Stir in the
   banana liqueur and remove the pan from the heat.  Leave the vanilla bean
   in the jam - it’s pretty.
   Spoon the jam into three 6-ounce canning jars that have been sterilized.
   Fill the jars to with-in one-eighth inch of the top.  Screw on the lids.
   Invert the jars for 5 minutes, then reinvert.  Let the jam cool to room
   Store the jam in a cool, dark place.  Refrigerate the jam once opened; it
   will keep for several weeks.
   From Steven Raichlen’s “The Caribbean Pantry Cookbook”
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