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On today’s recipe, we have Minatamis na Saging or Kusilbang Saging. If the word kusilba is alien to you, it’s the Tagalog word for preserves, as in fruit preserves, such as jams and marmalades.

Minatamis na Saging is mouth-watering and very easy to prepare. This is your basic recipe for Saging con Yelo and also one of the ingredients of our favorite Halo-halo. Personally, I like Minatamis na Saging served as it is.

So, to make this sweet, simple, and short, check out the recipe below for Minatamis na Saging.

Minatamis na Saging / Kusilbang Saging

Minatamis na Saging (Kusilba)

You will need:

  • 10 pcs. ripe bananas (saba), peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ripe jackfruit (langka), optional
  • a few drops of vanilla essence, optional

How to prepare:

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pan. Bring to a boil over low to medium heat.
  2. Stir occasionally to avoid burning the caramelized sugar. Add more water or sugar if needed. Cook bananas for about 15-20 minutes or until their soft and mushy.
  3. Serve plain or top it with vanilla ice cream. OR slice the bananas into bite-sized pieces and top it with shaved ice and evaporated milk for a sweet and cool merienda of Saging con Yelo.

Minatamis na Saging / Kusilbang Saging

9 thoughts on “Recipe #40: MINATAMIS NA SAGING (KUSILBA)”

  1. My husband makes this with the ripe langka from our trees because they are gigantic and this is the best way to preserve this delicious fruit.

    Sometimes when the langka is smaller and unripe, we cook it as gulay (vegetable) with tinapa(smoked fish) and gata (coconut milk).

    Either way jackfruit (langka) is truely Filipino and can’t be beat!

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