Pineapple honey - there's nothing yummier

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Pineapple honey - there's nothing yummier

Postby Pam » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:17 am

The peel and core of pineapple, the parts that would normally be thrown out make an absolutely scrumptious sandwich spread with very little cost or effort. Simply throw them into a pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer for a couple of hours. Remove from heat then let stand overnight.

Next day strain the liquid (a Chux cloth is good for this). Place equal parts of the strained liuqid and sugar back into your pot and place uncovered over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, to prevent it burning.

Cooking time will vary depending on the amount of liquid, but your 'honey' is ready when a small amount dropped onto a very cold saucer is no longer runny.

Bottle into sterile jars then cover once cool, taking great care with handling, as hot sugary liquids can give a very nasty burn.

(I will see if I can track down a pineapple to do a demo)
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Re: Pineapple honey - there's nothing yummier

Postby Sam » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:25 pm

That sounds beautiful. Will try that soon - when the girls aren't home to 'help'... I had a dreadful toffee burn as a child and still can't bring myself to make it!
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Postby guzzigirl » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:56 pm

I always like to hear of uses for the bits you would otherwise throw out (Y)
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Re: Pineapple honey - there's nothing yummier

Postby Joanna » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:09 pm

Ooh Pam, you have revived childhood memories...my mother used to make this frequently. i made it a few times when my children were young but it never turned out as well as mother made it. Must try again as we eat lots of pineapple. :D (Y)
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Re: Pineapple honey - there's nothing yummier

Postby Pam » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:56 am

It was my Granny who made it for us Joanna. I'd always wondered 'til now whether it was her own creation, as I'd never come accross it anywhere else. I'm sure amongst us there would be some fantastic food memories from childhood.
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Re: Pineapple honey - there's nothing yummier

Postby abwal » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:40 pm

Haven't tried the honey, Pam, but we have used the skins and cores to make pineapple juice just using your first step. It was very popular when the family was younger.
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Postby Joanna » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:29 pm

Must be a Queensland thing perhaps? When I was a child, soft drink was only for special occasions and I don't remember much about cordials. However, homemade pineapple syrup and lemon syrup made using fresh fruit produced great cordials and were cheap to make. Great to sit under the mango tree on a hot day and have a cold drink made using either of these cordials. When we were "playing ladies" my sister and I would add a leaf of mint! I have an old CWA cookbook with some of those recipes.
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