Similar recipe as what I did more than 5 years ago! Lazy to grate the pineapples, so I blend them in a food processor instead! fast & hassle free heee....The result is better than grating cos the fibre of the fruits is broken down by blending and is much smoother in texture. I used microwave method instead of cooking over the stove as I do not have the time to stand in front of the stove to do the stirring!! yes it definitely cost a bomb by cooking the jam by using microwave but nevermind, just once a year for making the lovely pineapple tarts hehehe....
from this big pot....
Ingredient (approx 1.1 kg of jam)
- 5 pineapples, peeled
- 320gm sugar
- 5 cloves
- 3 star anise
- 2 cinnamon
- Cut pineapple in chunks, retain core if tender, blend till fine. Drain on a colander. (do not use a spoon to press over the fruits, let it drained naturally) Transfer the blended pineapples into a large microwave proof bowl.
- Add in spices and cook on high in microwave for 50 minutes uncover till it is almost dry. Stirring 2-3 times in between.
- After 50 minutes add sugar and cook on high, for 2 hours 10 mins (stirring occasionally in between) till the jam become rollable. Cool completely before storing in airtight container. Chilled and ready to use.