Irish banana butter, and banana butter

An old friend from ardmor on lough neagh in the emerald isles gave me this first one.

Irish banana butter
4 lg Bananas; ripe and sliced
3 tb Lemon juice
2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup Irish whiskey (Wolfhound Irish Whiskey was recommended)

Process bananas and lemon juice until smooth; transfer to a saucepan. Stir in sugar and whiskey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, 15 minutes.

Can in water bath canner for 10 minutes for pints. This will make about 4 cups worth. half pint 5 minutes.

Banana butter without liquor

3 cups thoroughly mashed bananas (around 10-12ish)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup minced maraschino cherry
6 1/2 cups sugar
1 (6 ounce) bottle liquid pectin

Measure 3 cups mashed bananas into a large saucepan.Add the lemon juice, cherries and sugar, mixing well. Bring to a rolling boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the pectin. Mix well.

Process for 10 minutes for pints in water bath canner.

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