Banana, Cherry and Raisin Butter Spread

Banana, Cherry and Raisin Butter Spread

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: Makes about 8 pints

If apple butter is a favorite in your family, try this banana, cherry and raisin blend.


  • 3 cups (about 10 medium) mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped small golden raisins
  • 4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground nutmeg
  • 1 bottle (6 ounces) liquid pectin


  1. Put the bananas, lemon juice, cherries, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a saucepan and place over high heat.
  2. Let the mixture boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, and then remove from the heat and add the pectin.
  3. Stir the mixture to combine and then transfer to glass jars with tightly-fitted lids.

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