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banana preserves!

so we had four bananas that were going bad and were into the banana-bread range, but we had no flour or eggs, so i found this recipe instead:

banana preserves:
4 bananas
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice / few shakes of cinnamon, ginger and cloves

mash up the bananas with the lemon juice
put the mash into a pan and bring to a boil, stirring so it doesn's splatter all over and kill you
once it thins out and breaks down some, throw in the sugar and the spice and bring back to a careful, non-killing boil
reduce heat and stir for 15 to 20 minutes while it simmers and thickens
jar up and seal (i do the boil-the-jar-while-everything's-cooking method)
made two moderately-sized random jar fulls
ate the last tablespoon or so on toast and it makes the regular bread taste like banana bread

oh, and i threw in the last maybe half-teaspoon of light rum which really didn't change the flavor at all, but maybe brandy or sherry would be a nice addition.

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