Pineapple Jam


I don't like to cook jams in big batches unless for gifts, of course. For just the two of us I like to cook a small amount so it stays fresh and doesn't need to sit in the fridge for a long time. This is also a great gift idea...a jar of jam with fresh biscuits or a loaf of bread; it should bring smiles!
This recipe for pineapple jam has only 2 ingredients; that is as simple as it gets! It is delicious on biscuits or toast and I'm sure it would be tasty as a topping for pancakes or cake!
  • 1 can (398 ml/14 oz) crushed pineapple (packed in pineapple juice)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  1. In a medium sized cooking pot over medium high heat, bring pineapple with the juice and sugar to a boil. Turn heat down to medium; cook and stir until jam thickens. 
  2. This does not take long; it was done in 7 minutes. 
  3. Pour into a jar, screw lid on jar and allow to cool down.
  4. Store in refrigerator.
  5. Yield: 1 1/4 cups jam.

11 comments:

  1. That's a great idea! Can this be done with other fruit? ~ Elaine

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    1. I have not used canned fruit other than pineapple. I have used fresh rhubarb, I just cut up the rhubarb, add sugar and cook until it starts to thicken. I don't see why it would not work with any fresh fruit.

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    2. do you add any liquid to the rhubarb?

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    3. I have cooked it without adding water. Sometimes I add a wee bit water, maybe a tablespoon or two.

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  2. Looks so delicious! I think I have never tasted pineapple jam, maybe should try!

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    1. If you like pineapple you will like this jam. :)

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  3. Wow - that's so simple and sounds absolutely delish! I think this would also be a great ice-cream topper?

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    1. Great idea Rosella. Maybe for a banana split?

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  4. This is a great recipe! I love that it makes such a small amount as I have a small family. How long do you think it would keep opened up and in the fridge? Would it last as long as a store-bought jam?

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    1. I think it should although I've never kept it for long:)

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  5. Love this, Betty ! perfect !!

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