Easy Canned Pineapple Recipe
There is a difference between fresh pineapple and canned pineapple. Did you know you can can pineapple and it will take just as good as fresh? When we had the opportunity to buy pineapples at a good price, we bought several. This allowed us to make pineapple chunks that we could can and enjoy later in smoothies and desserts.
One ripe pineapple can make 1-2 pints. Smaller pineapples make about 1 pint.
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Do You Get Pineapple Juice When Cutting up the Pineapples?
Yes, but no. There is not a lot of juice that comes out of the pineapple that is significant enough to drink. Maybe 1/4 cup at the most. We do use a cutting board with an edge to collect any juice that does come out.
Do You Need To Pressure Can Pineapple?
No. Pineapples are acidic enough that they only need to be water bath canned.
Do You Remove the Outer Rind Before Canning Pineapple?
Yes! Definitely cut the pineapple into chunks like you would if you were going to eat it. Remove the core and the rind. Cut the pineapple in chunks and water bath can.
Do You Can Pineapple in Quart or Pint Jars?
Depends on what you are using the pineapple for and for how many people. I have canned pineapple in pints for desserts and then in quarts or pint and a half jars for smoothies (we freeze the pineapple before use).
How To Can Pineapple
- sugar (optional if doing simple syrup)pot for syrup
- Boil the lids to sterilize (until the water boils).In a separate pot.
- Add 1 cup sugar to 5 cups water (for light syrup). 3 cups sugar to 5 cups water (for medium syrup). 4 cups sugar to 4 cups water (for heavy syrup).
- Bring to simmer. (you can use boiling hot water instead of simple syrup)
- Fill the water bath approximately half full of water and begin to heat.
- Cut and remove the top, bottom, and skin of the pineapple.Remove the core and cut the pineapple into 1 inch pieces.
- Fill the jars, leaving 1 inch head space.
- Add the simple syrup to the jars.
- You can twist the jars gently to get the air bubbles out or use a butter knife to remove the bubbles so that the water fills the jar.
- Clean the top of the jar and place the lid and ring on the jar and tighten slightly.
- Place the jars in the canner with hot water above the jars and cover.
- Allow the water to boil and keep in water bath for 20 minutes for quarts or 15 minutes for pints.
- Remove the jars and place on the counter to cool.
- Place the date and what is in the jar with a permanent marker.
matthew flowers says
Thank you for the great tips!
You are welcome!
Sara Trojaniello says
Never taste them! I have to try…
I hope you enjoy Sara! Canning saves us a lot of money.
Samantha @pinkbears.ca says
My Grandmother always cans without a canner – just fills the jars with hot water and watches for the seal to indent – do you think that would work with these?
I follow the Ball Canning book for how I can. I cannot recommend canning like your grandma does.
Debbie Petch says
I always wanted to know how to can my favourite fruit pineapple! I will have to try it.
Happy Canning Debbie!
Sarah G says
Thank you for sharing! I will have to try this as pineapple is my family’s favorite fruit!
Happy Canning Sarah! Pineapple is a family favorite here as well.
Karen Glatt says
I like the thought of canning my own pineapple,and it looks very easy to do. I never thought about doing this, and I want to give it a try!
Karen, it was super easy! I hope you try it!
Great idea. I will have to try this next time pinapples are on sale
they were pretty quick to can Aggie! Enjoy if you get to can!