Prizewinning Pineapple Jam is an easy and quick recipe with only four ingredients – canned crushed pineapple, pectin, sugar and butter. It makes a great gift for the holidays or any time!

I often give members of my extended family jars of Prizewinning Pineapple Jam when we get together for a meal every few months. My cousin’s wife Angelina says Prizewinning Pineapple Jam “tastes like the pineapple in Pineapple Upside Down Cake!”

Not only is Prizewinning Pineapple Jam great on toast and biscuits but it’s also fabulous as a topping for cheesecake and ice cream!

Prizewinning Pineapple Jam Recipe

Prizewinning Pineapple Jam
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A wonderful jam with the flavor of tropical pineapple!
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  1. 2 (20-ounce) cans crushed pineapple with the juice and enough water to equal 6 1/2 cups
  2. 2 (1.75-ounce) boxes of Sure Jell pectin
  3. 6 cups sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon butter (to reduce foaming)
  1. Put pineapple with juice and enough water to equal 6 1/2 cups into a large stock pot.
  2. Sprinkle pectin over the pineapple.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Add sugar to the pineapple mixture and stir. Add butter to keep foam to a minimum.
  5. Bring mixture back to a full rolling boil and boil for one minute.
  6. Ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Wipe rims with a damp paper towel.
  7. Process for 5 minutes in a water bath after the water comes to a boil.
  8. Remove jars from canner. Place on a towel to cool.
  1. The butter is optional but does keep down the foam produced, which is unattractive in the jars!

The 7 Steps to Making Prizewinning Pineapple Jam:

1. Measure crushed pineapple with its juice and add enough water to equal 6 1/2 cups. Put the pineapple in a stock pot.

2. Sprinkle pectin over the pineapple.

3. Bring mixture to a boil; add sugar and stir. Add butter, if using. (Butter keeps foaming to a minimum. Foam on the jam is not attractive!)

4. Bring mixture back to a full rolling boil and boil for 1 minute.

5. Ladle Prizewinning Pineapple Jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars clean with a damp paper towel.

6. Process jam for 5 minutes in a water bath after the water comes to a boil.

7. Remove jars of jam from the canner. Place jars on a towel to set up – placing jars on a cold countertop may cause the glass jars to crack.

Parting Thoughts

Be sure to label the jars of jam! I wouldn’t waste time dating them, as they will be gone before their “expiration” date! ?

I found the recipe for Prizewinning Pineapple Jam a few years ago and I’ve been making it ever since! I love pineapple so this was a great discovery for me. Several people have won prizes at their county fairs using this recipe for Pineapple Jam!

So if you want to be a winner in the jam category, be sure to make Prizewinning Pineapple Jam! Again, Prizewinning Pineapple Jam makes great gifts for neighbors, teachers and pretty much everyone on your gift list! Make some soon!

Remember to Savor the Flavor,


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7 Steps to Prizewinning Pineapple Jam — 20 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this Pineapple Jam recipe Janet. My whole family loves pineapple but I never thought of making jam out of it until now. Putting this in my list of recipes to try. I am glad to have found you back from SITS. Happy Monday! XOXO, Elif

  2. Hi Elif, Thanks so much for your kind comments! I think your family will love this pineapple jam! I hope you’ll come back again soon! Blessings, Janet

  3. MMM – with some cream cheese and crackers…. Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  4. I’m sure this pineapple jam is absolutely delicious! I’m a huge pineapple fan even throughout the Holiday Season!

  5. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you?ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

  6. Hi Helen, Interesting what you said about the cream cheese – my Mom used to mix crushed pineapple with cream cheese and put it on crackers for us when we were kids! Thanks for the kind comments! Blessings, Janet

  7. Hi Ilka, I love pineapple, too, especially fresh pineapple! This jam makes a great gift! Hope you’re having a great Christmas season! Blessings, Janet

  8. Hi Marilyn, Thanks for your kind comments and visit! Hope you’re having a great Christmas season! See you again soon! Blessings, Janet

  9. Hi Sue, Thanks for the kind comment and for hosting Over the Moon! Hope you’re having a great Christmas season! Blessings, Janet

  10. I don’t think I’ve ever had pineapple jam but sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  11. I always enjoy making jam, it’s such a wonderful gift to share! Stopping by from the Let’s Get Real Link Party! Have a great week!!

  12. Hi Elaine, The crushed pineapple is included in the 6 1/2 cups. You just need to add enough water to the crushed pineapple plus its own juice to equal 6 1/2 cups total. I hope you enjoy this wonderful jam soon! Blessings, Janet

  13. Hi Caroline, I hadn’t heard of pineapple jam either until I came across this recipe and it is yummy! Thanks for stopping by and for hosting Fiesta Friday! Blessings, Janet

  14. Hi Debra, I agree, jam is a great gift to give! Thanks for your comments and for stopping by! Love the name of your website! Blessings, Janet

  15. I can sure see why this would be prize winning. Your Pineapple Jam looks amazing! Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Hi Miz Helen, Thanks for the nice comments about the Pineapple Jam! It is a family favorite! Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Blessings, Janet

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