Jalapeno Pineapple Preserves are a sweet pepper preserve with a pineapple twist, the spicy flavor provides a great taste that can be used as a glaze on meats, or for a fast appetizer with cream cheese and crackers. The preserves just have a hint of the jalapeno with the sweet taste of the pineapple. When served with cream cheese on a salty cracker, this appetizer will be the talk of the party!
If you are using canned pineapple, you can whip this up in no time! Great to give as a hostess gift and a quick, tasty appetizer. It's hard to eat just one or two!
2-1/2 cups sugar
4 cups fresh pineapple or
2 - 20 oz. cans Crushed Pineapple in own juice, well drained
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 jalapeno pepper, seeds and veins removed, finely minced
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 pkg. fruit pectin
If using fresh pineapple, dice and pulse in food processor or blender.
In a 4 qt. pot, combine the sugar, pineapple, lemon juice, jalapenos and butter
Cook over high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
Stir in the fruit pectin; return the mixture to a full rolling boil and boil for 1 minutes.
Ladle the hot preserves into sterilized jars and top with lids to seal.