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Pineapple Jam

2 ingredients, 20 minutes, Pineapple Jam

Bright and sunny. Sweet and tart. Bits of juicy pineapple in every bite. If you’ve never made jam before in your life, this pineapple jam is the place to start. 20 minutes. 2 ingredients. It’s practically impossible to screw up.

Pineapple Jam

Need a little spring in your step? Homemade pineapple jam is sure to brighten up your morning, it’s like sunshine on toast.

A couple years ago I inherited all my grandmother’s canning supplies.  I went through a jam/jelly/canning bonanza. I made and home-canned everything I could; salsa, pickles, cherry habanero jam, hot pepper jelly, peach butter, apple butter, pumpkin butter, apple sauce, gooseberry jam, banana jam, kiwi jelly…so much jam and jelly!

I learned 2 things during this process:

  1.  If you don’t have your own garden and grow your own produce, canning can get pretty expensive. Especially if you have to go out and buy all the jars, lids, and seals to get started.
  2.  I learned that I don’t really have the pantry space to store that much jam and jelly! I ended up giving most of it away. (And most people kept the jars, see point 1.)

Pineapple Jam

So while I still do enjoy jam and jelly making, I’ve moved from the old fashioned recipes that make enough for an army, to recipes like this one that make smaller batches because it’s more practical for me.

Today’s pineapple jam recipe tastes just 20 minutes and makes one jar. I actually really love that because that makes it really accessible. Singles, empty-nesters, college students, any one can use one jar of jam. There’s no special equipment needed and it costs less than a dollar to make.

20 minutes and less than a dollar, you couldn’t even get to the grocery store to  buy jam that quick or that cheap.

Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

Yield: 12
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Bright and sunny. Sweet and tart. This easy jam is full of pineapple bits and takes only 20 minutes to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, , with juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the pineapple and sugar to a boil.
  2. Boil for 20 minutes, stirring often, until the jam is thickened.
  3. Pour into a clean 8 oz jar.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60

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I like to use this jam to make these pretty pineapple cookies!
Pineapple Cookies

Light and flaky pastry rounds with juicy pineapple filling, topped with maraschino cherries, pecans, and powdered sugar glaze.

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Sabrena

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

I've looked everywhere for a pineapple jam/jelly & finally found 1!! I am so very excited to be able to make this for my husband. Only thing is he's diabetic so I need to use Splenda or Stevia. By any chance has anyone used either and had good results?

Corin

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Loved that! Delicious!

Patti Sarette

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Is that 1-8oz can pineapple or 18 oz....i only find 14 oz can

Mosca

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

I know this is an old post but I just made this and the texture is ... Toffee I don't know what I did wrong - it's delicious but stuck fast to the jar

Amy D

Monday 14th of February 2022

Hi Mosca,

I'm sorry to hear that. What elevation are you at?

Cleopatra

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Hii, your pineapple jelly looks delicious! I plan on making this tomorrow but only have canned 100% pineapple juice, would that work in this recipe? And if so, how much pineapple juice would you recommend to use?

Thanks, Cleo :)

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