pineapple jam stored in a glass jar

Pineapple jam recipe with step by step photos and a video recipe. Pineapple jam is easy to make at home. This is a 3-ingredient pineapple jam recipe – pineapple, sugar and lemon juice. No preservatives are added to the jam.

Compared to store-bought pineapple jam, I like my homemade pineapple jam. The jam is made in a clean and hygienic environment without the use of preservatives or added chemicals. It tastes sweet and is slightly tangy. Spread delicious homemade jam on the bread and enjoy breakfast.

The jam sets well and it has a perfect spreading consistency. Depends on the availability of fruit I make fruit jam in small batches and store it in the refrigerator. Stays good for 2-3 months.

I have already shared the Mango Jam recipe. The way to prepare pineapple jam is the same. In this post, I am sharing a homemade pineapple jam recipe.

How to select pineapple to make the jam?

  • It should have a light golden color at the stem and light green at the top. It means pineapple started to ripe.
  • Try smelling the pineapple from the stem side. It gives a slightly sweet fruity aroma.
  • Press it from the sides. It should be firm or slightly soft. If it is too soft means the pineapple is overripe. Do not use overripe pineapple to make the Jam.
  • Pineapple should be heavy. Heavy pineapple means that it is more juicer/has more pulp inside.
  • Avoid pineapples with leaves that look dull or brown. They are overripe pineapples.

Why ripe pineapples are not a good option for making Jams?

If the pineapple is a little sweet and sour, then the sourness of the pineapple can be balanced with the addition of sugar while preparing the Jam.

Also, jam made with sour fruits sets well because of the acid and sugar combination.

Ripe pineapples are sweet and you can eat them fresh. You cannot add too much sugar to it as it will spoil the real taste of the fruit.

How much sugar do I use to make a Jam?

The quantity of fruit juice (blended fruit pulp) and sugar should be 2:1. For 2 cups of fruit juice, you should add 1 cup of sugar. But if the fruit is sour to taste then increase the quantity of sugar but never decrease it.

We are not using any chemicals or preservatives and sugar is going to act as a natural preservative.

Why does a Jam harden?

If the jam is over boiled or cooked for a longer time than required then it will become hard when cooled.

Why the jam is runny after cooled?

If the jam is undercooked, then it will be runny after cooled.

How do you know if your jam has set?

Take a ceramic plate and keep it in the freezer for 5 minutes. Once the jam starts to become thick then lower the flame and put a few drops of the prepared jam over the ceramic plate.

Tilt the plate to see whether the jam is runny. If the drop is not running down easily then the jam is set. You can see the process in the video below.

How to sterilize the jam bottle?

Boil the jars in water for 10 minutes. Take it out and keep it in an upside-down position on a clean towel. Once the water dried up from the jar, wipe it with a clean and dry towel.

There should not be any moisture in the jar before you put jam in the jars. This helps to kill the microorganisms that can spoil the Jam.

How to make pineapple jam with step by step photos:

Preparations to be done

  1. Rinse the pineapple under the running water.
  2. Remove the stem and the top of the pineapple.
  3. Slice the outer skin off as thin as possible.cutting the outer skin of the pineapple to make pineapple jam
  4. Cut it into round slices.
  5. Remove the eyes (black spots) and the middle part (core).cut the eye and the core from the pineapple to make the pineapple jam
  6. Finally, cut them into bite-size pieces.
  7. Bend it in a blender/food processor. Keep it aside.cutting the pineapple in bite-size pieces and make pineapple juice

Making the pineapple jam

  1. Heat the pineapple juice in a pan.
  2. When it comes to a boil, add sugar.
  3. Once the sugar dissolves completely, add lemon juice.addition of sugar and lemon juice
  4. Stir it continuously all the way to the bottom to avoid burning the fruit.
  5. Let the entire mixture come to a rolling boil.
  6. Now lower the flame and let it simmer.
  7. Keep checking the jam whether it is set or not.
  8. Put a drop of the prepared jam on a cool ceramic plate. If it sets then the jam is ready.checking whether the jam is set or not
  9. Let it cool down for an hour.
  10. Fill the jam in the sterilized jar.Fill the jam in the sterilized jar
  11. The jam will set when it cools down completely. Close the lid.
  12. Pineapple jam is ready.pineapple jam is ready
  13. Store it in the refrigerator. Stays good for 3 months.

3-ingredient pineapple jam recipe (without preservatives or chemicals)

Homemade pineapple jam with 3 natural ingredients – pineapple, sugar and lemon juice. Enjoy the jam that is sweet and slightly tangy and made without any chemicals or preservatives.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 92kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

  • 7 cup Pineapple juice
  • 5 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

Preparations to be done

  • Rinse the pineapple under the running water.
  • Remove the stem and the top of the pineapple.
  • Slice the outer skin off as thin as possible.
  • Cut it into round slices.
  • Remove the eyes (black spots) and the middle part (core).
  • Finally, cut them into bite-size pieces.
  • Bend it in a blender/food processor. Keep it aside.

Making the pineapple jam

  • Heat the pineapple juice in a pan.
  • When it comes to a boil, add sugar.
  • Once the sugar dissolves completely add lemon juice.
  • Stir it continuously all the way to the bottom to avoid burning the fruit.
  • Let the entire mixture come to a rolling boil.
  • Now lower the flame and let it simmer.
  • Keep checking the jam whether it is set or not.
  • Put a drop of the prepared jam on a cool ceramic plate. If it sets then the jam is ready.
  • Let it cool down for an hour.
  • Fill the jam in the sterilized jar.
  • The jam will set when it cools down completely. Close the lid.
  • Pineapple jam is ready.
  • Store it in the refrigerator. Stays good for 3 months.

Video

Notes

  1. Make jam in small quantity and store in the refrigerator.
  2. Always use a dry spoon to take out the jam.
  3. The pineapple I used in the recipe was sour. If you are using pineapple that is sweet then reduce the quantity of sugar.
  4. Do follow the tip (2:1 ratio) for adding sugar given in the post.
  5. If pineapple is sweet then you can increase the quantity of lemon juice to 2 tbsp.

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