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can I use fresh pineapple?

Posted by jeanwedding 6 ky (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 2, 12 at 23:04

in a pear pineapple marmalade? I got 2 fresh pineapple Hubby bought inthe fridge. not used for like almost 2 weeks... If I have to I will use the pineapple I canned ,Late last year ...
Recipe calls for
1 pound 14 oz can pineapple
, 4 lbs pears ,2 large seedless oranges 12 cups sugar ,1 jar (small) mara. cherries.....
No way will I use 12 CUPS sugar and doubt if I use the mars. cherries.
I remeber making like ,the carrot cake jam and used less than half the called for sugar and it was fabulous...
this receipe A Sunset book called
"canning, freezing, and drying"
Thanks
Jean


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RE: can I use fresh pineapple?

Yes. However, keep in mind neither pineapples nor pears have much pectin, so this is unlikely to set very firm without a good amount of cooking down. Reducing sugar will further impede the set. You may have to accept a softer set to avoid over-cooking.

Carol


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