How to Can Pineapple

Our family loves canned pineapple for an easy lunch or late night snack but at $1.00 each that can start to add up. So when I see whole fresh pineapples on sale at the grocery store, I like to can my own. This past week my local Kroger had the the lowest price I have seen in a while – .87 each! There was no way I was passing this up. I bought 5 pineapples and came home to can my own pineapple. If you have never canned pineapples, you’re going to love hw easy this process is.

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How to Can Pineapple

Materials Needed


  • Wash the whole pineapples with cold water
  • Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapples
  • Slice each side and remove the middle (heart)
  • Cut each pineapple slice into bite size cubes
  • Heat several cups of water and add one cup sugar while you are cutting your pineapple
  • Add cubed pinapple chunks to the hot water/sugar mixture for about a minute
  • Fill your hot clean jars with the pineapple chunks
  • Use a canning funnel to make the process easier
  • Leave about 1/2 inch headspace
  • Top off the jars with your hot water/sugar syrup
  • Process the jars in a hot water bath canner for a full 15 minutes
  • Remove the hot jars with your canning tongs
  • Leave on a towel till cool
  • Store for winter snacks

I cut up 4 pineapples and ended up with 11 jars of pineapple chunks. That comes to approximately .30 each which is a great savings in my book! Plus ,I have a bonus pineapple for us to eat this weekend!

Have you ever canned pineapples? Do you love how easy they are to preserve for later? I’d love to hear your tips!

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