Two Pineapple Jam Recipes: Low Sugar and Strawberry Pineapple

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We will never grow pineapples on the farm, that is a given. I do love them though and whenever I find them at a good price I pick one or two up to enjoy for dessert. I am also a fan of using pineapple in cooking, whether as a base for for glazed shrimp or as the main component of pineapple jam recipes like these.

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When I went looking for a recipe to make pineapple jam I couldn’t find one so I just winged it using the measurements for other jams in the packet from the low sugar pectin. I don’t have photos of the actual jam making as I just got so involved in the process but jam making is jam making.

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Pineapple Jam

makes 6 half pints

  • 6 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 box low sugar pectin

Variation for Strawberry Pineapple Jam

  • 4 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberry
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 box low sugar pectin
  • Prepare canner and 6 half pint jars for canning.
  • Mix 1/4 cup of the sugar with the pectin and set aside. Have the rest of the sugar in a bowl ready to use.
  • Add the pineapple (or pineapple and strawberries) to a heavy bottomed 6 quart pot over med-high heat.
  • Add the sugar/pectin mixture and stir in thoroughly. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil.
  • Add the tsp of butter, the pinch of salt and the remaining sugar and return to a rolling boil. Boil hard for one minute and remove from heat.
  • Skim off any scum that has formed on the top and quickly ladle the jam into the prepared jars. Use a plastic or silicone utensil to settle the jam and remove and air bubbles. Add more jam if necessary.  Leave 1/2″ of headspace and seal.
  • Place in a water bath canner and process for 20 minutes if under 3,000 feet 25 minutes if over 3,000 ft.
  • Always check your canner’s instructions before using it.
  • Turn off the heat and let the jars sit in the water for 5 minutes then remove them.
  • Let the jars sit for 24 hours to set before storing.

How were the Pineapple Jam Recipes?

I love both of them to be honest. Neither one is over sweet which is just fine by me. I really do prefer using the low sugar pectin any time I make jam. I enjoyed some of the Pineapple Strawberry Jam on one of my homemade bagels with a little bit of cream cheese.
pineapple strawberry jam on bagel
It was a wonderful way to enjoy brunch. Both fruit flavors come through making this a very enjoyable jam. I have also shared a recipe on the blog for a NO Sugar Strawberry Pineapple Jam if that is something that might pique your interest. That recipe is from the cookbook, Artisanal Preserves.
I do enjoy canning different jams here on the farm and these pineapple jam recipes are nice additions to my pantry.


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