This delicious jam is perfect for spreading on toast and can also be used as the foundation for sweet-and-sour sauce or a glaze for roasted meats. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
- 1 pineapple
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- Juice of 2 limes
Peel the pineapple and grate the flesh -- you should end up with about 2 cups. Put the pineapple and water in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the pineapple is soft, about 35 minutes.
Add the sugar and lime juice and stir to combine. Cook until the mixture has thickened, about 45 to 60 minutes. Spoon the jam into a 16-ounce jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.