Pineapple Canning Process Essay

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Canning pineapple

William Schafer

Quantity

An average of 21 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 13 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints – an average of 3 pounds per quart.

Quality

Select firm, ripe pineapples.

Procedure

  1. Wash pineapple. Peel and remove eyes and tough fiber. Slice or cube.
  2. Pineapple may be packed in water, apple juice, white grape juice, or in syrup. In a large saucepan, add pineapple to syrup, water, or juice, and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Fill jars with hot pieces and cooking liquid, leaving ½ inch headspace.
  4. Adjust lids and process.

Recommended process:

  • Boiling-water bath
  • Pints – 20 minutes
  • Quarts – 25 minutes

Related resources

Revised by Deb Botzek-Linn 2010. Reviewed by Suzanne Driessen 2016.

How do I?...Can Fruits


Selecting, Preparing and Canning Fruit

Pineapple

Quantity: An average of 21 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 13 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints – an average of 3 pounds per quart.

Quality: Select firm, ripe pineapples.

Please read Using Boiling Water Canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, it is recommended that you read Principles of Home Canning.

Procedure: Wash pineapple. Peel and remove eyes and tough fiber. Slice or cube. Pineapple may be packed in water, apple juice, white grape juice, or in very light, light, or medium syrup. In a large saucepan, add pineapple to syrup, water or juice, and simmer 10 minutes. Fill jars with hot pieces and cooking liquid, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in Table 1.

Table 1. Recommended process time for Pineapple in a boiling-water canner.
 Process Time at Altitudes of
Style of PackJar Size0 - 1,000 ft1,001 - 3,000 ft3,001 - 6,000 ftAbove 6,000 ft
HotPints
Quarts
15 min
20
20
25
20
30
25
35


This document was adapted from the "Complete Guide to Home Canning," Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, USDA, revised 2015.

Reviewed February 2018.

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