Okay, so if you read the post a few days ago on Marvelous Marmalade, you will already know about this crazy sounding concoction. Well, I had a few bananas lying around and figured why not try it?
It is delicious! We actually spread it over the warm gingerbread cake (also from the book Marmalade: Sweet and Savory Spreads for a Sophisticated Taste) and I have found that it is simply amazing in a peanut butter sandwich…just think it is sweet and tangy like jam that goes so well with peanut butter AND you get to have bananas!
I didn’t have vanilla bean and after seeing that it costs $15.99 at the local grocery store for only two beans in the little jar, I figured that a good vanilla extract would work just as well.
I will definitely make this again. Probably real soon as it is almost gone! Next time though, I will make a much bigger batch. This recipe only makes about 1 1/2 cups or two 1/2 pint jars.
3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/8 cup of lime juice
3/4 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
Combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan.
Bring to a rolling boil stirring often.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the marmalade begins to thicken and jell.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars and process as you normally would any jam or jelly.