Homemade Pineapple Jam 

Learn how to make your own homemade pineapple jam (without pectin) with this super simple recipe that only requires 3 ingredients!

A substance naturally present in fruits Helps fruit jams to set to a jelly-like consistency. Some fruits have a higher content of pectin while others do not.

What is Pectin?

Commercially produced jams often carry pectin as a stand alone ingredient – so that the jams are of a consistent texture. Lemon juice helps jams set to a jelly like consistency

Pectin in Jams

Fresh pineapple


Lemon juice

You only need 3 ingredients to make this jam

 Cook the ingredients over low heat until they thicken to a jam consistency!

 Easy right?


Cutting the pineapple

Chop off the top and bottom of the fruit. Remove the coarse skin. Make small wedged cuts to remove the eyes Cut into quarters, and remove the core.

Preparing the Ingredients

Cut the fruit and place in a food processor. Pulse until crushed and place into a medium-sized pan. Measure sugar and lemon juice into it.

Cooking the jam -with  a candy thermometer

Turn on a low flame and cook the jam slowly. Keep stirring to avoid burning. Continue until it reaches 105 degrees Celsius (220 degrees Fahrenheit).

Cooking the jam - without a thermometer

If you do not have a candy thermometer, after about 15 to 20 minutes of cooking, spoon some jam onto a plate.

Cooking the jam - without a thermometer

Let it cool slightly and push with a spoon.  If you see a skin on the jam such that there are folds as you push the jam, it is ready.

Storing the jam

Turn off the heat and let the jam cool completely before spooning it into a jar.

And that's it! The pineapple jam is ready.

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