Chef: Aanal Kotak
Recipe Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ingredients of Pineapple Jam
4 Cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 Cup sugar, adjust according to the taste of pineapple
2 tbsp water
A pinch of yellow food color
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp pineapple essence
How to Make Pineapple Jam
To make pineapple jam first peel out the skin of fresh pineapple and cut pineapple into equal size small pieces.
Now transfer the pineapple pieces into a pan, add sugar, water and turn on the heat. Let the sugar and pineapple simmer over low heat till sugar is dissolved and the the pineapple prices are soft. Keep on stirring the mixture while it is simmering to avoid pineapple sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Once pineapple pieces are soft and could be easily mashed with the back of the spoon. Turn off the heat. Add food color, pineapple essence and lemon juice. Stir to evenly combine. Keep jam aside to cool down to room temperature.
As jam cooled transfer to food processor and puree to either coarse or smooth consistency. I usually pulse it just for few seconds in blender as I love those pineapple tiny bits in between.
Transfer jam to clean, dry sterilized jar and seal it with tight fitting lid. Store in refrigerator. Homemade Pineapple Jam has shelf life of 2 – 3 months.