How to Make Pina Colada Jam
Looking for a new kind of jam to make? You can make pina colada jam with pineapples and enjoy a small batch. Make it for yourself or for gifts for the holidays and house warming parties. Who do you know that loves unique jams and jellies?
When you can your garden, you can enjoy your fruits and veggies year round.
2 cups sugar
4 cups crushed pineapple (or 32 ounces of canned crushed pineapple in own juice)
1/2 teaspoon butter
1/3 cup coconut rum
3 tablespoon pectin
Automatic Jam/Jelly Maker
sterile canning jars (we use half pints)
sterile canning lids
wet sterile paper towel
water bath canner
Making the Jam
Place the pectin evenly around the inside of the automatic jam/jelly maker, confirming the stirrer is in the maker.
Add the crushed pineapple, rum and butter.
Press the Jam and the Enter buttons on the maker, confirming the time is set to 21 minutes.
After 4 minutes the maker will beep, indicating it’s time to add the sugar. Pour the sugar into the mix and place the cover on top.
The maker will do all the work and stir the mix.
Ensure the seals and jars are ready to go and that you have the funnel, ladle and bands.
You will also want to have a wet sterile paper towel to clean the rim of the jars after filling.
Once complete, the maker will beep again when it’s done processing and it’s time to can the jam.
Remove the stirrer with a pot holder and set aside.
Begin filling each jar with the ladle and jar funnel. Leave 1 inch headspace (that is top from the jar) when filling.
Clean off each jar rim to ensure there is no jam to keep the jar from sealing.
Place a sterile seal/lid on top of each jar and hand tighten the band over the jar to secure the lid.
Place the jars of jam into water bath and process for 10 minutes.
When the time is up, remove from the water bath and allow to cool and seal.
Date and label the jars, so you know what it is.
You can decorate and use for gifts or keep for yourself to enjoy.
Tips for canning pina colada jam
- It is not enough to use tidbits of pineapple, put it in your food processer and crush it
- Do not over fill the maker, make 1 batch and watch how far it boils up, before doubling the batch
- Make sure you measure the fruit crushed and not whole, or you will not have the correct ratios to make jam
- While the pineapple jam is processing, get everything around you need for the next steps
- It takes about 30 minutes (or so) to make a batch of jam
- Adding butter helps reduce the foaming, you may need to skim foam if there is still foam
- You absolutely need a pot holder to remove the stirrer, that area is hot, so use caution!
- The maker is going to be hot as well, it was just holding the ‘pot’ of hot jam, so unplug and allow it to cool before moving