Tuesday, May 16, 2006

How to make Pineapple Jam

You know what, this a really really over dued post. I made pineapple jam to make pineapple tart for Chinese New Year but I kept the pictures until ... now. Well, let me not postpone this post any longer... after all, you can always make pineapple tart even if it's not the Chinese New Year.

How to make Pineapple Jam?


Step 1: Pick ripe to over ripe sweet pineapples. If you like sourish pineapple jam, mix some less ripe pineapples with the ripe ones.


Step 2: Remove the skin and the 'eyes' of the pineapple. Leave the core with the pineapple flesh. Chop them up into small pieces, small enough to fit into your blender.


Step 3: Start blending. For the first round of blending, add a little water to smoothed the blending process.


Step 4: Strain the blended pineapple to get the pulp. Keep the pineapple juice. Continue step 3 and 4 until you have blended all the pineapple. Use the pineapple juice to replace the water for smoother blending. And when you are done, drink the juice =)


Step 5: Place the pulp is a wok and start stirring in a low fire.


Step 6: Add cloves and star anise.


Add cinnamon sticks. You can also user cinnamon powder to bring up more flavor and aroma.


Add rock sugar. Add more sugar to kill off the sourness of the pineapple.


Step 7: Continue to cook in low fire. You can also add iquorice stick 'kam chou' for more flavoring.


Step 8: The jam in this picture is not really done yet. But cook the pulp until it is dry and more golden brown in color for longer shelf life. Store in air tight jars.

You can use this jam to eat with toast, or your jam tart. Remember, to make sure your pineapple tarts last longer, cook the jam longer. Some homemade jams tend to spoil fast because it is not cooked long enough.

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5 pieces of worms:

Loong

"cloves and star anise"??

teckiee

loong: it's spices... very easy to find one. If you just walk along the spices lane in Giant, Tesco or Carrefour, they are surelly to be there

Raycillient

Just wanna say thank you for this post it help me much to make my very own Confiture d'ananas! merci beaucoup!! Can i put your blog on list of blog?

teckiee

Raycillient: You are welcome! Glad this post actually helped someone. And sure, add me in your list =)

Gabriel

Such a nice and delicious jam. thanks for this blog.

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