Friday, September 2, 2011

Zucchini Pineapple for Canning



I’m still working to use my zucchini up! One thing I have been doing is cutting the zucchini up in large chunks and putting them in zip lock gallon size bags. I plan to use this for making vegetable stock later in the year. I typically use 3 gallon size bags of frozen veggies when I make stock and I will use one bag of frozen zucchini each time I make it. You can find my recipe for veggie stock here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/ttbveggiebroth.htm 

Yesterday I made up and canned zucchini pineapple. I had an abundance of yellow squash so I used that in the recipe. I found similar recipes online and I tweaked this to utilize what I had on hand. Zucchini pineapple can be used in place of crushed pineapple. I also plan to mix it equal parts with bbq sauce to go over meatballs, meatloaf or chicken. It can also be mixed into fruit salads. Lots of possibilities!

Zucchini Pineapple

8 quarts grated zucchini
1 #10 can pineapple chunks in juice
6 cups sugar
3 cups lemon juice

Combine all ingredients (do not drain pineapple).. heat to a boiling, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Ladle hot mixture into hot pint jars and can in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Use in place of recipes that call for crushed pineapple..



 

12 comments:

  1. What an interesting recipe! It sounds so good to me. If I can get some zucchini growing, I'd like to try this one.

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  2. I love canning. I love pineapple and zucchini. I can never grow enough to can all at once. I am hoping this fall will yield a high volume of zucchini. Thanks for the pictures. Melissa

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  3. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing it. I also like to grate zucchini and freeze it for zucchini bread.

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  4. I love all of your interesting ways to save money and have things more nuturious because you know exactly what goes into them.;)

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  5. do you peel the zucchini before adding the pineapple? it looks so clear with no green from the peel.

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  6. Jana.. no I did not peel it.. as I mentioned in the post I used all yellow summer squash..

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  7. When I make it with Zucinni I peel it. It will be nice not to peel the yellow. It will look nice. Did you thing the flavor was any different using the yellow?

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  8. what do you eat this with?

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    1. My favorite use has been mixing it with equal parts bbq sauce for meatballs and roasts, meatloaf and chicken...

      It can be used as you would crushed pineapple..

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  9. I just canned your zucchini and pineapple it sooo good my husband loves it! had to try it on a pork roast in the crock pot it was also very good! Thank you for all the great canning recipes!!

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    1. So glad you like it!! It is one of my favorite ways to use zucchini!!

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