Banana Jam

6 very ripe medium-sized bananas, peeled and sliced
7 cups sugar
Juice and rind of 4 Lemons

Place bananas in a large saucepan with water, sugar, and lemon juice. Cut rind into thin strips and tie loosely in a muslin or cheesecloth bag; add to pan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring only until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat slightly and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and allow to stand overnight. The next day uncover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil rapidly until setting point is reached, about 40 minutes. Pour into clean sterilized jars and seal.

Makes about 4 pints.