Pineapple Jam with a twist. An easy recipe that is better than store-bought jam.
Homemade food is always better than storebought. But sometimes we don’t want to cook or even go near the store or the oven. But we have to think about the benefits of homemade foods.
A short anecdote
My beautiful sister did it again. Why do family members feel that they need to buy everything in the supermarket and then find people to give them away? Again, Erika saw pineapples on sale and decided to buy about 10 pineapples. What is up with that? And what could I make that would not force me to feel bad about throwing out most of the fruit but Pineapple Jam?
Cutting and slicing a pineapple for pineapple jam
Pineapple is not a fruit I enjoy peeling or cutting. Many small gadgets claim to remove the core without any hassle and do not work the same as a sharp knife. Gadgets like pineapple corer or slicer, in my opinion, work but also waste the fruit. They work if you are making compost. You won’t feel like you are losing the fruit because you add nutrients back into the soil.
I seldom make jam, and when I have the opportunity, I always make sure the traditional spices – ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and lime peel are added. Allspice is also an excellent addition to jams but not with all fruits jam. If you wish to add allspice, do it moderately.
Hope you like my version of Pineapple Jam.
Other recipe ideas with pineapple.
Originally published January 7, 2014 – Updated to include additional content.