In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Pineapple Jam Recipe.

As a kid growing up in the Caribbean one of my favorite preserves was and it continues to be Pineapple Jam. As a matter of fact, I’ll demolish anything made or which includes pineapple.. INCLUDING Pizza! We’ll chat about that pizza and upside down cake another day.. lets rock this jam!

You’ll Need…

1 large ripe pineapple (4 cups pineapple)
1/2 lemon (juice)
2 cups white sugar (adjust)
2 thick slices of ginger
2 cloves
pinch salt (about 1/4 teaspoon)

Important! If doing this recipe gluten free, please go through the entire list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary requirements.

This is one of the easiest recipes I’ve had the pleasure of sharing with you. Get a large ripe pineapple, peel, core and wash, then dice. How To Peel And Core A Pineapple.

Put everything into a pot and stir well, turn on the heat to medium and bring to a boil (lid on).

As soon as you see tiny bubbles on the edges, turn the heat to as low as it will go and cook for 45-50 minutes. It will change color and thicken on you.

Tip. I diced the pineapple chunky so I get a bit of texture when the jam is cooked. I also left the ginger in thick pieces so it’s easier to remove at the end, along with the clove. You may need to adjust the amount of sugar to your liking

Turn off the stove, add the lemon juice (flavor and a stabilizer). Put into a clean jar.. enjoy!

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  1. Barbara Lambier
    August 26, 2023 / 12:24 pm

    hi, the instructions say to put everything in the pot etc…. then at the end add the lemon juice when finished , is this extra lemon juice or the 1/2 lemon that was mentioned in the ingredients list

    thank you

    • admin
      August 27, 2023 / 9:26 am

      sorry.. finish with the lemon juice.

  2. Heidi
    March 29, 2023 / 4:28 pm

    I saw you used to put the pineapple jam on everything. What are some of the typical things pineapple jam is put on? Growing up in the states we put jam on toast or sandwich bread or made tarts….looking for ideas.

    January 15, 2023 / 11:27 am

    Hi Chris, you made my Sunday. Thanks bro for sharing these easy to follow chicken wings recipes. Gonna get myself wing now and dinner ready my friend !!

  4. CeCe
    October 26, 2020 / 9:19 am

    OH my goodness, I made this and it was absolutely delish!!! I put it over homemade vanilla ice cream and plain yogurt and I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!!!

  5. Shana Campbell
    October 25, 2020 / 1:26 am

    Hi Chris ,
    It’s always a pleasure trying your recipes you are the best thank for sharing…..
    Love always

  6. Alisa
    October 24, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    Hi Chris, that looks so yummy! How long can I keep it? And should I keep it in the fridge? Cheers from Italy!

  7. Lora Mast
    October 24, 2020 / 12:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing Chris! This looks awesome & will make some nice homemade gifts for Christmastime!!!! 🙂

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