Mock Pineapple (a.k.a False Pineapple, Zucchini Pineapple)

Canned: 2022-12-24

Stored: 8 x 250 mL , (1 x 250 mL in the fridge that was mostly syrup)

What I did:

  1. I found a great deal on pineapple juice and it was the end of zucchini season so I made a 1/2 recipe
  2. Zucchini top & tailed, peeled, cut long wedges, and then cut the wedges in small tidbits
  3. Ingredients Used:
    • 2 qts. Zucchini (about 7 or 8)
    • 23 fl.oz. Pineapple Juice
    • 3/4 cup Lemon Juice
    • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
    • Also added a pinch of salt(about 1 tsp?)
  4. Method:
    • Mixed all in pot & brought to a boil
    • Simmered 20 min ... but the canning pot wasn't ready yet so it sat on low keeping hot for another 20-30 min
    • Jarred up
  5. Processed:
    • Waterbath 15 min

Notes on this batch:

  • Doesn't taste like pineapple. Not zippy enough at all. I could mess with the acidity but...
  • Mrs and I both like it. Mrs says it tastes like motts fruit cocktail that is missing the cherries.
  • The variability of the jars isn't making me happy. Maybe next time I can fill them bits first and then sauce to make it more even.