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Homemade Pineapple Preserves (no canning required)

Just 3 ingredients are used to make delicious homemade pineapple preserves. No pressure canning is needed for this easy recipe!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 8 people
Calories 127 kcal


  • 6 cups fresh pineapple diced into ¼ to ½ inch size pieces
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


  • Mix diced pineapple, sugar and lemon juice in a heavy saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat and then reduce heat to between medium-low and medium, stirring occasionally.
  • Continue cooking and stirring occasionally for about 30-35 minutes or until liquid is reduced and fruit is golden in color.
  • Remove from heat. If a smoother consistency is desired mash with a potato masher or blend with immersion blender. Allow to cool before placing in jars.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 3-4 weeks.


  • Fruit may be left in chunky diced pieces or blended afterwards with potato masher or immersion blender if a smoother consistency is desired.
  • 5.5-6 cups of diced pineapple will yield approximately enough preserves for two 8 ounce jars. 


Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 61mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword preserves, pineapple, jam
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