Take advantage of the ripe bananas left in your fruit bowl and prepare a delicious jelly for a snack. Check out how easy it is to do. In the recipe tips there is another unmissable suggestion! Enjoy!
- 1 and ½ dozen large, ripe bananas, cut into slices
- 4 cups of sugar (tea)
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (or Brazil nuts)
- Yellow gel food coloring drops
- Prepare canning jars with a capacity of half a liter each.
- Over medium heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes, cook the bananas with the sugar, lemon and orange juices.
- Reduce heat and add walnuts and coloring.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble (for about 5 minutes).
- Pour immediately into hot, sterilized jars.
- Fill them leaving a space of half a centimeter on the surface.
- Close them tightly and turn them upside down for a few seconds.
- Let them cool standing up.
In hot and humid climates, before storing preserves and jellies, boil them in a bain-marie for 5 minutes.
Approximate yield of 4 or 5 glasses of ½ liter each.
Serve the jelly as a snack, with bread, toast or biscuits.
See also the pepper jelly recipe.