This week Kroger had an awesome deal on pineapples. They were only $0.99 each! Usually at our store they are $3.49 so this was a great deal. Pineapple is a big deal at our house. We always have some in the house and it doesn’t last long. So I picked up a few (ok, I picked up 8 and another 8 on another day – I told you we like pineapple!) I decided to do a quick canning session so we can enjoy our yummy pineapple whenever we want! (Canned pineapple will last up to a year – although ours will probably be gone by next month) :)
Canning is really easy! But you do need a few supplies:
– Water Bath Canner with rack (Currently on sale for $29.99 on Amazon – ships free!)
– Pint Jars (Currently $9.99 on Amazon for 12 – Ships free with Amazon Prime or with a $25 purchase)
– Ball Utensil Set (Currently $11.03 on Amazon)
If you buy pineapple you NEED this! Hands down, this pineapple corer is one of the best little gadgets I’ve ever bought. And it’s SUPER cheap! :) I can cut/core a whole pineapple in about a minute or less! Did I mention it’s cheap? Right now it’s only $4.05 + FREE Shipping!
So you have your supplies! Ready to learn how to can pineapple?
I used 8 pineapples and got 10 (pint) jars of pineapples filled.
Begin by sterlizing your jars. Fill your water bath canning pot with water and add in your jars and lids. Bring to a boil while you prep your pineapple.
Cut and core your pineapples. Seriously, you need this pineapple corer. I can’t say enough how happy I am with it!
See? No pineapple wasted!
Once your pineapple is ready begin working on a simple syrup. Combine 1 cup sugar and 3 cups water, let it dissolve and bring to a boil.
Once the syrup is boiling, add a layer of pineapple. You aren’t cooking the pineapple, just warming it up. When you add the pineapple, begin taking out your sertilizied jars (this is where your Ball Utensil Set will come in SUPER handy). After the pineapple has been in the syrup mix for about a minute begin to transfer to a hot jar. Add some syrup.
Leave 1/2 inch space from the top and make sure you get the air bubbles out using your canning utensils. The jars and filling will be hot so be careful. Put the lid on and put back into the hot water in your water bath pot. When the pineapple is all in jars and in your pot bring to a rolling boil. Once the water is at a rolling boil, keep in the water for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the lid and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove from the water and let sit out on the counter for 24 hours.
The next day check the lids. If they pop back up then it didn’t seal properly. If they don’t pop your pineapple is good to go and can get stored in for up to a year.
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