Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pineapple Jam……


At this time of the year, someone who sits under a snow mountain and skates to the parking lot, instead of walking on the ice, should be talking about stirring a pot of soup rather than simmering a pan of jam. But when the last bottle of homemade jam was also polished off, I had only two options, either to buy a bottled one from the store or make a fresh batch of jam even if that meant using fruits that are not in season. Once you relish the taste of homemade fruit preserves, it is not all that easy to go back to store bought ones. As someone who grew up on Kissan Jams and Amul Butter, CJJ ‘s choice was to go for Pineapple Jam .

A quick search on the web took me to a divine looking pineapple jam at Chop Chop A to Z and I knew immediately that it’s the recipe I was looking for. The addition of spices made it all the more charming. I followed her recipe and method with a slight difference to suit CJJ’s preferences; instead of using minced pineapple I pureed the fruit to get a spreadable consistency. Also whole spices were used (around 4 cloves and 4 tiny pieces of cinnamon for half a pound of pineapple) in lieu of powdered spices and they were removed with a fork, before bottling the jam. Quantity of sugar needs to be adjusted based on the natural sweetness of the fruit.


Thank you, Van for sharing the recipe for such a tasty aromatic goodness :) It is indeed a dab of gold on the toast!

Luv
Shn

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37 comments:

Nags said...

this is probably the most prepared item for Chinese New Year.

vanpham said...

Hi Mishmash!

Very glad to know your blog. Your jam looks fabulous! The photos are stunning!
Keep in touch!
Van

Poornima Nair said...

Jam looks delicious...great pictures too...

sowmya said...

looks wonderful..

Poonam said...

pineapple jam looks divine!!!

jayasree said...

Lovely click. Adding the spices must have surely enhanced the flavor. Next time I shall add those too.

Alka said...

OOh wht a lovely jam..it reminds me of Mango murrraba tht my Ma-in-law makes.And yes u r absolutely rt,after tasting the one that we make at home,the readymade stuff taste so more sugary and artificial

Asha said...

YUMMY! Of all the Jams, Pineapple Jam and Orange Marmalade are my fave. Looks delicious, shn. I have never made Jams at home.

mathew said...

Kissan Jams...that name is so nostalgic....are they still there!!

I used to love jam as a kid..but then i suddenly started prefering butter over jam...But I still love pineapple jam...over the mixed fruit jam which we normally get.

btw excellent photograph..looks heavenly light!

Rachel said...

Homemade preserves are so so much better....

Thulasy Mary Elizabeth said...

You are Awesome.............I introduced your site to my husband and he made 'Kozhukatta' yesterday just by seeing the picture..........he couldn't even wait for the receipe to come out.We both love your site and thanks a lot for sharing these very precious homemade dish receipes, I mean, all of them with us.........!All the best in your endeavours....!

Mallugirl said...

Hmm.. oh wow.. amul butter..my mom makes apple jam in the exact same way and i was thinking of making pineapple like this some time back. Now i just need to follow ur recipe.

chithra said...

hi mishmash,kure naal aayi blog okke visit cheythittu...veendum veendum parayathirikkan nivrithiyilla..ur pics r gorgeous!!jam look delicious!!

sunita said...

Yes, homemades are the best, and your jam loks lovely, dear Shn :-)

Pramod Abraham said...

The pic is absolutely stunning. The clove is like icing on the cake!!

Malli said...

looks awesome.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so cool. Really wanted to spread it over some warm bread along with some butter. YUM! Loved the color of the jam. Perfect click.....

Divz said...

ohh wow...jams can b made at home too!! i dint know that..cool!!

Sandeepa said...

Looks gorgeous and the clove on the top :)

Last summer when my Mom was visiting she got me some mango jam and guava jelly she had made from the fruits in our garden. They were so good but I didn't even venture to learn how she had made it :), was happy enough to gorge on them.

Namratha said...

First off, the pics are gor-geousss!!! :) And secondly, this totally reminded me of the pineapple jam we ate at boarding school (eons ago!), brought back fond memories :) That was the first time I had pineapple jam. Love it!

Cynthia said...

Next to guava, pineapple is my next favourite jam.

Divz said...

hey shn...have something for u at http://yum-world.blogspot.com/2009/02/awards-moment-to-share.html
pls chk out

Bindhu Unny said...

Pictures look superb! Let me try this out. :-)

Nithya Praveen said...

Pineapple jam are my fav.Homemade is always the best!Lovely color!

DK said...

aaah!Jam! What do I without it...am yet to make pineapple Jam though...that photo is calling me to make some...will do it coming this weekend...

And thanks for the sweet comment. That really encourages me to try some more!!! :)

DK said...

My reply to ur comment:

@Mishmash - It happens when I watch ppl like you making some really mind blowing work of art out there - thanks for inspiring ppl like me :) to try our hand at cake decoration..to get that from an expert means a lot :)

Mishmash ! said...

Nags, really? I didnt know that/...you should write more about your Singaore culinary exp :)

Vanpham, Thanks a lot for dropping,I tried this recipe mainly coz of your gorgeous pic....the colour was so tempting to go and try immdtly :) Thx once again!

Poornima, Sowmya, Poonam , Thanks :)

Jayashree, do try coz it gives a nice aroma and taste to the jam, without overwhelming the jam-iness of it :P

Alka, mango murraba....i had a doubt i had seen it in ur blog and went back and checked and I was right :) yes, that one is something new to me....am sure i will like that one :)

Asha,u have never made?? really? unbelievable as you try so much of recipes....am sure u would fall in love with the homemade ones....it's easy...do give it a try :)

Mathew, Thank you :) yes Kissan is still in the market...checked with my mother.....i remember kissan's squash bottled line up on the top shelf of Best Bakery as we were never allowed to drink such colored drinks...:)

Thulasy, thanks a lot for such a sweet note......:) I have given the link for kozhukkatta recipe at the end of that post itself....didn't you check it out?

Mallugirl, not mine, Vanpham's recipe :) Apple jam with these would be awesome...though i have never tasted apple jam..hehheh :))

chithra, evide aayirunnu? :)veendum veendum thx paranjotte :)

Sunita, thanks so much :)

Pramod,Thanks a lot :)

Malli, Thanks :)

Sukanya, thank you :)

Divz, you should deft'ly give a try as it is that easy :)

Sandeepa, Thanks dear :) mango and guava from ur own garden...hmm....it would deft'ly taste heavenly...even if you dont plan to make, atleast you should make a note of your mom's recipe...coz who knows, one day you will be harvesting lots of mangoes, guava, apple et al from your own orchard :D

Namratha, Thank you :) yeah, most hostels served bread-butter-jam breakfast atleast once a week...i disliked that menu coz i want something savoury in the morning :)

Cynthia, I havent tasted guava jam! :)

Bindu, Nithya, Thanks a lot :)

DK, you deserve a pat on the back for that great work of art :) and thx a lot for taking time/effort to copy your reply here.....i am flattered...thanx a bunch :)

Shn

Bren said...

this sure does look like a little piece of gold on that spoon!

Seena said...

Pineapple is my favourite! nice pic as always.. :)

Sia said...

took me bk to kissan jams days :)

veena said...

Hi Mish..
i am here after a long gap...Pineapple jam looks just great ..Great pictures ...
Love
veena

Anonymous said...

Hello .Forgot something? sunday passed by...Where is your new post..

Resh said...

hi shn

i am not able to see the new post in ur blog...but since i have added ur blog link in mine as my usual visits...i can see that u hv added a new recipe post...donno what happened!am i blocked :(?

Luv
Resh

Pooja said...

If someone can inspire people its you. I made Pineapple blueberry jam today. It is great. I was cleaing up the fridge before day afters move and there was frozen blueberry and a container full of pineapple. You inspired me or in J words you crazy to be inspired in this confusion.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shn... nice post.. the jam looks so sunny... i want to try this immediately..
How to store this jam?
-M

Anonymous said...

can we make them with canned pineapple chunks??? I am not sure if i can mince/crush the fruit nor chop them into fine piece, i thought working with the canned ones might work..

Jisha Dil said...

yummyyyyy.....very tempting..