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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).

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2006



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  • klysak9083472
    30 JAN, 2019
    This jam is wonderful, bright flavour, good consistency, and very easy to prepare. I'll make it again for sure.
  • friedland39486922
    3 MAY, 2018
    I don't use a grater, but prefer to trim and mince with a knife. Every time I grate, I get cut or scrapes. The recipe is great, but a lot depends on the quality of the pineapple. Careful not to overcook and brown the pulp.
  • Summer Lilly
    4 MAR, 2013
    I get pineapples from bountiful baskets all the time and I am always struggling to find something to do with it and there is only so many times I can make pineapple upside down cake right? Someone mentioned that this was a waste of time and I will say it is not. It was delicious and as for there being no pectin...well there is no need to add citric acid (aka pectin) because your adding citrus juice (lime) that naturally contains citric acid. But all in all a nice basic recipe.
    • jsolensky
      7 JAN, 2018
      Citric acid and pectin are not the same thing.
  • marcella_chand
    2 OCT, 2016
    I made this according to recipe but also added two sticks of cinnamon and about one dozen cloves from the beginning of cooking. It tasted so good I used it for pine tarts,so delish
    • zoolmadool
      21 DEC, 2017
      I made this jam from a recipe claiming to have no pectin but the fact remains that it is filled with pectin that is supplied by the lime the only reason for it being in there. This other recipe is identical. I replaced lime with lemon, because limes are unobtainable ( according to that R ....a1/4 cup of L. juice) I used that much lemon juice. the pineapple flavour has been compromised it just doesnt stand out but it is as good as store bought. I precooked till soft 20 minutes .Added the sugar and cooked a further 10 minutes it set beautifully when cold in the bottle upside down w/out lid it did not move. I put it in the fridge and later battled to spread it .So I leave it out and it is perfect.I learned in cook books that once the sugar goes into the pot NEVER EXCEED 25 MINUTES cooking time.I must mention that I cook on electric stove the plate max. is 8 I did the jam on 5. NEALE. east london, south africa.
  • joanne.mccauley
    3 MAR, 2017
    The recipe says 1 cup water. If you watch the video, it says 2 cups. I used 1- am not sure how it will turn out. Didn't watch the video til halfway through cooking. A little upset in the discrepancy being so much work involved in this recipe.
  • An0therDayG0ne
    12 JUL, 2014
    Those that said it was a waste - If it burned - you had the heat up too high. If it turned to mush - you had the heat up too high. Turn down the heat - good recipe but watch the sugar, I suggest tasting the pineapple first. If it is sweet already cut down on the sugar by 1/2 cup.
  • makbul
    30 OCT, 2013
    Disaster recipe. I don't know if the recipe is incorrect or the method is goofed but I just wasted a whole pineapple and a shed load of sugar. 20 minutes into the second stage of cooking and my mixture started to burn. I took it off and jared it immediately. Lo and behold it's solidified. Never Trust American recipes!!
  • docsloki
    27 MAR, 2013
    I don't think this is a waste of time and I loved the taste! To the person who said it cooked down to mush, well, that's jam and I had identifiable pineapple in mine. If one were to substitute canned pineapple for the fresh I can see how that might happen but not with a fresh pineapple. This will become a regular in our home.
  • Ashif Madha
    24 MAR, 2013
    This is a lovely recipe!!! I bought a pineapple that turned out to be sour. Instead of throwing it, decided to turn it into a jam. Searched for a recipe and this one looked interesting. Made the Jam. My wife and Kids loved it... A tad-bit lengthy but worth it in the end. Easier methods are available for people who do not have time...just buy it from the supermarket shelf! Lol...
  • NorseArcher
    13 JAN, 2013
    Not impressed. Add water to juicy pineapple and then cook it for 35 min? Waste of time. Why add the water to begin with? Add sugar then cook til firm? No pectin? Had to cook another 45-60 min? more time wasted! The pineapple was so overlooked it was unidentifiable mush. I'll stick w my regular pineapple jam.

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