Jams & Jellies

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Jam

Jams & Jellies

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Jam

Packed with flavor, the Ball® Sweet & Sour Pineapple Jam is the perfect addition to any meal. Pineapple and orange blend together for the ideal mix of sweet & sour flavors. Try this jam as a complement to chicken and vegetables or any savory or Asian-inspired dishes.

Makes:

4 Half Pint Jars (8oz)

Prep:

30 Minutes

Processing Time:

10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

4 cups chopped fresh pineapple, from 1 large (2 lb / 1kg) pineapple

½ cup (120 mL) orange juice

½ cup (120 mL) water

½ cup (120 mL) apple cider vinegar

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

½ tsp (2 mL) chili powder or a pinch of cayenne (optional)

3 tbsp (45 mL) Ball® Low or No Sugar Needed Pectin

1 cup (250 mL) sugar substitute (erythritol & stevia blend)

Water Bath Canning

DIRECTIONS

FIRST, LET'S PREP!

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Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands.

NEXT, TIME TO COOK!

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Combine pineapple, orange juice, water and vinegar in a medium saucepan. Blend, using an immersion blender, until pineapple is crushed (you can also do this step in the bowl of a food processor). Add salt, chili powder and pectin; bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, stirring constantly.

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Add sugar substitute all at once, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

NEXT, LET'S CAN IT!

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Ladle hot jam into a hot jar leaving a ¼ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.

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Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.

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DID YOU KNOW?

To guarantee the most delicious preserved foods, always begin with the best-quality produce at its peak of ripeness.

HAPPY CANNING!