Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pineapple Lime Jam

Sunshine on a bagel, that's what I'm calling this perky jam when it's spread over cream cheese! I wanted to try something different and my Pineapple Lime Jam turned out great! It's sweet and very fruity, you can really taste the pineapple and the lime is marmalade assertive.

As with most things, there are many recipes out there, I kinda winged it again and used what I had...
I'm showing 2 cups of sugar here, I ended up using 1 1/2 cups. Plenty sweet for me.

Pineapple Lime Jam
(1) 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice (not sugar or syrup)
One lime, sliced as thin as you can get it, then chopped into small pieces
2 Tblsp low or no-sugar pectin
1 1/2 C sugar
  1. Add pineapple, lime and pectin to a 3 or 4 quart pot.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil while stirring. A rolling boil can't be stirred down.
  3. Add sugar and bring to a rolling boil again. Boil for one minute.
  4. Fill sterilized jars to 1/4" of top. Wipe rim and add lid and band.
  5. Process for 15 minutes in a water bath.
  6. Makes 3 1/2 cups of jam.
Notes:
  • The Ball Blue Book called for 1/2 of a lemon sliced up... My ADD must have kicked in because I didn't see "1/2" and added the whole lime-I like it! 
  • Citrus zest does not break down during cooking, so whatever you put into the pot will be what's in your jam. Sharpen your knife and slice it as thin as you can then chop it into the size you think you would enjoy eating.
  • I can see this spooned all along the outer edge of a cheesecake-beautiful!
  • Would be great as a glaze for chicken or pork.
  • Crackers: Spoon on top of either ham and cheese or cream cheese.
  • Vanilla ice cream topping... oh Momma!
  • I can't help but think this would be perfect with some heat added, maybe stir in some diced jalapenos and red bell pepper, onion and a splash of cider vinegar for salsa.
And as for that wonderful, tart "zing" you get from biting into the lime zest, Earl says...

24 comments:

  1. MWaahh! Blow you a kiss for your recipes. I can totally see this with a schmear of cream cheese on a bagel.

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  2. yum ! what a great combo!!!

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  3. I'm making this--for us and to tuck into a hostess basket. Thanks a bunch!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. 2 of my favorite flavors. I'll put this on my list of to-do preserves for the late summer. Thanks.

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  5. Wowza!! Love this one!! I could think of so many ways to use this!!

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  6. Lynn, I would buy a jar of this from you!!! Sounds delish, even on a ham sandwich or stirred into ham salad,and it looks easy. You should open a little jelly and jam shop! Yum! xo

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  7. This sounds so good - and I am not just saying that. Those two flavors together would be perfect. Every time I wish I could spend more time in the kitchen I think of you. So now the pickles and this jam are things I will be coming back to next time I can. You will make a good cook of me yet.

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  8. I'd love some sunshine on my bagel! This really sounds delicious.

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  9. Enjoy your weekend!
    Say "howdy" to Earl.
    xxoo

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  10. I loved the last receipe for apricot jam...I made it at EAster and added dried pineapple to it also, it was yummy.....I gave it away with a loaf of Easter bread to family and friends. Will try this one also, the lime in there really sounds good to me!!! I've always loved making jam and canning....where do you find the time to do all this experimenting??? hugs...cleo

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  11. Good morning Lynn, I love to make jam and this is new to me. You bet I am going to make this. Mmmmmmm.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  12. Earl and I agree! I was just reading the title and my lips were puckering up and my mouth was watering! I would love some on some homemade whole wheat bread this morning! What flavor combinations!

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  13. Sounds & looks pretty good. I just ate some Caramel Pear Jam I made last summer on a leftover toasted bun/roll :)

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all-things lime!! This looks fabulous Lynn!

    Happy weekend!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  15. that looks just delicious! I linked over from another blog because I thought your blog name was so cute haha. I'm glad I did. I love that sweet tartness of pineapple and lime, this would be lovely spread over warm toast.

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  16. My mouth is already watering! Wow, sounds beyond scrumptious!

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  17. I love both pineapple and the addition of lime...oh my!! The jalapeno would be a good addition. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

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  18. Don't you just love canning? The pineapple and lime combination sounds delicious and the color is pretty too!

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  19. I love anything with pineapple. I may have to try this.

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  20. Fantastic combination! Looks delicious, would love it on a toasted bagel.

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  21. What a great combination of ingredients. This sounds really delicious and would be perfect to top an English muffin. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  22. Yum, yum, this sounds delicious. I think this would be a heavenly glaze on a grilled pork tenderloin.

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  23. Oh do not ruin its goodness by putting peppers in it! :)

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  24. Oh yum!
    Thanks for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving!

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