Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mock Pineapple Using Zucchini

1 gallon zucchini * see directions following as  how to cut*
*If you are making mock pineapple rings, use a muffin cutter to cut "rings." For "tidbit" pineapple, dice. Shred for "crushed" pineapple.
1 ( 46oz.)  unsweetened pineapple juice
2  1/2 cups sugar
1 cup lemon juice
Peel the zucchini, Remove all seeds. Making sure all green/yellow is removed. I save my peels and use them in place of spaghetti pasta. You can  do a blanch method, A hot bath,followed by a quick dip in ice cold water method of preserving them and keep them in the freezer for later use.
squeeze out any excess water from your zucchini, I never have any water in mine, just in case you do.
Simmer all ingredients together for about 20 minutes, so sugar dissolves and they all make nice!
Pack hot in jars, sterilized according to Ball Canning methods.
Process pints 10 minutes at 10 pounds pressure.
Im planning on trying this in smoothies. Let me know if you try this and what you use it for. Im curious, ok...nosey! Im really excited to find other methods of using Zucchini, hope you are as well.
Happy Day To Thee~ Angela

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