Sunday, November 25, 2012

What to do with lots of pineapple?

We got two good-sized pineapples from our fruit and vegetable co-op last time.  One was ready in a few days and the other was dead green.  Just as it was getting ripe, my cute neighbor gave me a large pineapple she had already prepared for eating.  We love pineapple, but two ready at once was too much for us so . . . I made pineapple jam.

I have never made pineapple jam, but how could you go wrong with pineapple, pectin, and sugar?
The big pineapple made a batch by itself.  My pineapple was a little smaller and I had to supplement it with about half a can of commercially prepared crushed pineapple.  Not a biggie and both batches turned out nicely.  I got 6 pints and 2 half pints, in addition to about .75 pints I put into a plastic container and put in the fridge to use right away.


  1. I canned spiced pineapple one year. It's a diabetic friendly recipe and I think it was basically pineapple and cinnamon sticks...I do know it turned out yummy! A little bit spicy, but not too much, all the kids loved it.