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Preserving Food Safely - 01600459

Canning 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

QUALITY: Select firm, ripe pineapples.

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 (see following directions). In a
large saucepan, add pineapple to syrup, water, or juice,
and simmer 10 minutes. Fill hot jars with hot pieces and
cooking liquid, juice or syrup, leaving 1/2-inch
headspace. Adjust lids and process.

Preparing And Using Syrups

Measures of Water and Sugar

For 9 Pt. Load* For 7 Qt. Load
Syrup Approx. Cups Cups Cups Cups
Type % Sugar Water Sugar Water Sugar
Very 10 6-1/2 3/4 10-1/2 1-1/4

Light 20 5-3/4 1-1/2 9 2-1/4
Medium 30 5-1/4 2-1/4 8-1/4 3-3/4

*This amount is also adequate for a 4-quart load.

PROCEDURE: Heat water and sugar together. Bring to a
boil and pour over raw fruits in jars. For hot packs,
bring water and sugar to boil, add fruit, reheat to boil,
and fill into hot jars immediately.


Process Times at Altitudes of
of Jar 0- 1001- 3001- over
Pack Size 1000 ft. 3000 ft. 6000 ft. 6000 ft.

Hot Pints 15 min. 20 min. 20 min. 25 min.
Hot Quarts 20 25 30 35
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