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Canning Pineapple in Syrup, Pint Jars

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Pineapple are easy to can at home using this recipe. Pineapple may not be cold packed, but must boiled in their syrup and hot packed.

Remember to follow food safety instructions and select blemish free fruit. We always prefer organic fruit without pesticides.

Also see Canning Pineapple in Syrup, Quart Jars.


Per Pint

(16 oz.) Jar

6 Pints

8 Pints 10 Pints 12 Pints
Pineapple 1-1/2 lbs. 9 lbs. 12 lbs. 15 lbs. 18 lbs.
Suggested Syrup - see chart below Light Light Light Light Light


  1 Pint 6 Pints 8 Pints 10 Pints 12 Pints
Very Light Syrup
Water 3/4 cup 4-1/2 cups 6 cups 7-1/2 cups 9 cups
Sugar (sugar content 10%) 1/8 cup 3/4 cup 1 cup 1-1/4 cups 1-1/2 cups
Light Syrup
Water 11/16 cup 4-1/8 cups 5-1/2 cups 6-7/8 cups 8,25 cups
Sugar (sugar content 20%) 3/16 cup 1 cup 1-1/2 cups 1-7/8 cups 2-1/4 cups
Medium Syrup
Water 5/8 cup 3-3/4 cups 5 cups 6-1/4 cups 7,5 cups
Sugar (sugar content 30%) 1/4 cup 1-1/2 cups 2 cups 2-1/2 cups 3 cups
Heavy Syrup
Water 9/16 cup 3-3/8 cups 4-1/2 cups 5-5/8 cups 6-3/4 cups
Sugar (sugar content 40%) 5/16 cup 2-1/4 cups 3 cups 3-3/4 cups 4-1/2 cups
Very Heavy Syrup          
Water 1/2 cup 3 cups 4 cups 5 cups 6 cups
Sugar (sugar content 50%) 1/2 cup 3 cups 4 cups 5 cups 6 cups

Yields may vary slightly.

  1. Wash, remove the skin, tough fiber and the eyes of pineapple.
  2. Cut or dice.
  3. Select desired syrup strength and prepare syrup by combining water and sugar in a pan, and then heat slowly and boil lightly until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Boil fruit in syrup for ten minutes.
  5. Canning using hot pack method with 1/2" of headspace.
  6. Pour hot syrup over fruit.
  7. Processing with a Water Bath 15 minutes for pints, at 212 degrees.
  8. For elevations above 1,000 foot level see Altitude Time Adjustments.
  9. After processing, place the jars on a towel, separated by 1" to cool.
  10. Labeling and Storing

This recipe is adapted from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving.

Equipment Needed:

Making and Canning Pineapple

Video 2: Home Canning Fruit, Home Canning Pie Filling

The second step in learning to can at home continues with the use of a waterbath canner.

You will learn to home can fruit in syrup or to can fruit pie filling.


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