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Banana Jam


                            5 cups prepared fruit (about 13 fully ripe bananas)
                            1/2 cup lemon juice
                            1 teas. ascorbic acid
                            3 cups sugar, divided
                            1 box lower sugar Sure-Jell
                            1/2 teas. margarine
 

                            Mash bananas, stir in lemon juice. Add ascorbic acid. Mix 1/4 cup of sugar and the Sure-Gel in a small
                            bowl. Stir the sugar mixture into the bananas. Add margarine. Bring to a full rolling boil. Stir in
                            remaining sugar and return to a full rolling boil. Boil one minute. Remove from heat, skim foam. Fill jars
                            to within 1/8 inch of top. Wipe rims. Seal. Process in boiling bath 5 min. Good luck, this won 1st place
                            at The State Fair of Texas. Oh, makes 7 jars. 

                                        Miriams Mom