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Pineapple Jam

2 ingredients, 20 minutes, Pineapple Jam

Bright and sunny. Sweet and tart. Bits of juicy pineapple in every bite. If you’ve never made jam before in your life, this pineapple jam is the place to start. 20 minutes. 2 ingredients. It’s practically impossible to screw up.

Pineapple Jam

Need a little spring in your step? Homemade pineapple jam is sure to brighten up your morning, it’s like sunshine on toast.

A couple years ago I inherited all my grandmother’s canning supplies.  I went through a jam/jelly/canning bonanza. I made and home-canned everything I could; salsa, pickles, cherry habanero jam, hot pepper jelly, peach butter, apple butter, pumpkin butter, apple sauce, gooseberry jam, banana jam, kiwi jelly…so much jam and jelly!

I learned 2 things during this process:

  1.  If you don’t have your own garden and grow your own produce, canning can get pretty expensive. Especially if you have to go out and buy all the jars, lids, and seals to get started.
  2.  I learned that I don’t really have the pantry space to store that much jam and jelly! I ended up giving most of it away. (And most people kept the jars, see point 1.)

Pineapple Jam

So while I still do enjoy jam and jelly making, I’ve moved from the old fashioned recipes that make enough for an army, to recipes like this one that make smaller batches because it’s more practical for me.

Today’s pineapple jam recipe tastes just 20 minutes and makes one jar. I actually really love that because that makes it really accessible. Singles, empty-nesters, college students, any one can use one jar of jam. There’s no special equipment needed and it costs less than a dollar to make.

20 minutes and less than a dollar, you couldn’t even get to the grocery store to  buy jam that quick or that cheap.

Pineapple Jam


Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

Yield: 12
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Bright and sunny. Sweet and tart. This easy jam is full of pineapple bits and takes only 20 minutes to make.


  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, , with juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the pineapple and sugar to a boil.
  2. Boil for 20 minutes, stirring often, until the jam is thickened.
  3. Pour into a clean 8 oz jar.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60

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I like to use this jam to make these pretty pineapple cookies!
Pineapple Cookies

Light and flaky pastry rounds with juicy pineapple filling, topped with maraschino cherries, pecans, and powdered sugar glaze.

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Monday 29th of March 2021

Just finished making your pineapple jam. I have to say one word AMAZING! I did use a little vanilla and a sugar substitute due to diabetes. I was able to completely make myself an amazing feat since I suffered a stroke 4 years ago. Thank you for such an easy recipe. Any easy strawberry jam recipes?

Amy D

Thursday 1st of April 2021

So glad that you were able to make it just what you were looking for Debbie! I don't have any strawberry jam recipes at the moment, but if I add one to the website, I'll let you know.

Roxana Urrutia

Monday 22nd of March 2021

I made it tonight and it is superb! I also looked and looked to buy it without corn syrup and couldn't find it. Thank you for the recipe!

Amy D

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Glad that you're enjoying the jam Roxana!


Monday 15th of February 2021

Hi can this jam be heat sealed to keep longer or no?


Sunday 31st of January 2021

Can you make this for long term storage? If yes then how .


Saturday 2nd of January 2021

I made it but used light brown sugar. It was delicious as a filling for empanadas.