Don't wait for the reasons to try this jalapeno pineapple jam recipe. This quick condiment is packed with flavors, rightly balanced with spiciness and sweetness.
Do you have some extra jalapeños sitting on the kitchen counter or you have a fresh batch of jalapeños from your backyard garden? a best recipe to rely on.
You are in a real treat and get ready to pat yourself for making this fresh pineapple jalapeno jam without pectin.
Looking out for recipes to preserve jalapeno for longer time? this roasted jalapeno is one of my favorite method of storing.
Last week I made this jalapeno pineapple jam with a small batch of jalapeños from my garden. Needless to say, everyone in my family loved it and emptied it on the same day.
Now, my family wanted more and cannot wait until the next batch of jalapeno matures. What's more? I’m rushing to the nearby Trader Joe's to get fresh pineapple and jalapeno.
Fulfilling my family's request delights works both the ways. They get their favorite dish and I’m blessed with a chance to take photographs for sharing in this blog.
To summarize, this tropical pineapple merges well with the jalapeño unique flavor and the heat. And this secret works in this recipe as well.
How does this jalapeno pineapple jam taste like?
This delicious condiment is a combination of flavors. The sweetness and the tanginess from the pineapple, the spiciness and the rich aroma from the jalapeño, makes this jam a delightful experience.
It tastes hot, spicy, sweet, and tangy all with every spoonful.
What’s best in this recipe?
- It takes less than 20 minutes to bring it to the table.
- Just a few easy to find ingredients.
- Easy to follow simple procedures that do not need kitchen skills.
- Want to make a jalapeño jam without pectin? This recipe is the one-stop solution.
- Pairs perfectly with any main dish.
- This jalapeno pineapple jam is a versatile recipe that can transform as a dip, topping, spread, or more.
Jalapeno. Low in acid but provides an intense tone to the pineapple pepper jam. Jalapeno heat varies from mild to medium depending on the individual pepper. So highly recommend to add little at first and may append later according to your individual preference.
Wear gloves if you are sensitive towards peppers. Remove seeds and white membrane for the mild heat.
Pineapple. I have used fresh pineapple for making jalapeno pineapple jam. Fresh pineapple does vary with the taste and the flavor depending on the season and its ripeness level. If the pineapple is not sweet, adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar. On the other side, feel free to use canned pineapples as well.
Sugar. I have used refined sugar, you may substitute with cane sugar or other sugar alternatives.
Lemon juice. Added to balance the distinct tastes from the pepper and the fruit. Adjust it according to the taste of the fruit. If the pineapple is sweet add in up to a tablespoon of lemon juice.
How to make jalapeno pineapple jam?
Prep. Remove pineapple skin, and cut into chunks. Remove the jalapeno's seeds, the white membrane and cut them into small pieces. Reserve the seeds.
Blend. Add pineapple chunks, jalapeno pieces, sugar, and lemon juice to a blender jar. And pulse until it turns to a smooth mixture.
Taste the the mixture, adjust the sugar according to the pineapple's natural taste. And add in the reserved jalapeno seeds, if you prefer increasing the heat.
Cook. Place a pan over medium heat, add the mixture and cook until it becomes mildly thick consistency. Be aware that, the mixture thickens slightly when cools down.
Serve. Serve as a spread, as a topping, or however you prefer. For more ideas, scroll down to the following paragraphs.
How to store?
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container and secure in the refrigerator for up to seven days.
Can I preserve for a longer time?
Since this is a simplified version and made without any preservatives, this jalapeno pineapple jam would last upto a week when refrigerated.
If you are thinking of storing it for a longer time, you may freeze it or check out the jalapeno pineapple jelly recipe or you may check out the jalapeno pineapple sauce recipe.
Best ways to pair up with?
- First and foremost, as everyone can guess, as a spread for the bread slices. It's the winning combo that everyone falls in love with.
- Make a flavored yogurt by mixing them together.
- Add another dimension to waffles or pancakes by slathering jalapeno pineapple jam over as a topping.
- Smear over grilled meat to give it a glaze.
- Provide them as a dipping sauce for fruit or vegetable slices.
- Add it to your smoothie for some fresh flavors.
Recommended tools for making this recipe
Blender. Crushing the fruit and jalapeno is done perfectly done with this blender.
Measuring tools. These are stackable and easy to handle.
Printable recipe card
Jalapeno pineapple jam
- 2 cups pineapple
- ½ cup jalapeno remove the seeds and reserve
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a blender jar, add all the ingredients together.
- And pulse until the mixture becomes smooth.
- Over medium heat, place a pan and add the mixture.
- Bring it to boil and stir continuously.
- Cook until it reaches mildly thick consistency.
- Allow to cool down and enjoy as a spread.