Instant Pot Pineapple Jam Without Pectin

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This mouthwatering pineapple jam is like spreading Hawaiian sunshine on your toast.  It’s addictive, and so easy to make – no pectin needed.  Who knew you could make jam in an Instant Pot?

Instant Pot Pineapple Jam Recipe Without Pectin

Yes, I know, traditional jam making can be quite an intimidating process that you’d never want to undertake. But Instant Pot is anything but traditional!  Instant Pot makes all things, including homemade jam, so easy, you’ll wonder how you could ever live without it.   Your Instant Pot speeds up and simplifies the whole complicated jam-making process.   So easy, tasty, and quick, you’ll make this delicious and fresh pineapple jam again and again.

Instant Pot Pineapple Jam

Another awesome thing about this Instant Pot pineapple jam is that it doesn’t need fruit pectin.  Yes, a jam recipe without pectin is always a great find!  All you need to make this easy pineapple jam is a fresh pineapple, 2 limes and sugar.  If you don’t have limes, you can substitute them with 1 large lemon instead.  With these simple common ingredients, you won’t have to run to the grocery store to get pectin because this recipe doesn’t need it!

Pineapple Jam Without Pectin

The perfect time to make this ridiculously simple  pineapple  jam is anytime you want a taste of the tropics, or, when you see fresh pineapples on sale in your market.  This Instant Pot Pineapple Jam is home-made, fresh, small batch jam, with no preservatives of chemicals –you can feel good about serving it to your family.

How To Make Pineapple Jam

Don’t worry that using a whole pineapple will make too much jam.  Your Instant Pineapple Jam without pectin  will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks and can also be frozen for at least six months. I doubt you’ll have this Instant Pot Pineapple Jam around that long, however – it’s so good it will disappear really quickly!

Homemade Pineapple Jam In Instant Pot

Besides spreading this luscious jam on your morning toast or muffin for your instant tropical vacation, it’s great stirred into plain yogurt – and much healthier – and cheaper – that the fruited store-bought version.   Instant Pot Pineapple Jam also makes a wonderful glaze alone or mixed with other ingredients to create tantalizing sauces for  pork and ham.

Instant Pot Pineapple Jam Recipe

Take this Instant Pot pineapple jam to the whole new level by spreading it on a slice of HOMEMADE bread.  You can find lots of easy tried-and-true recipes for homemade bread in my bread recipes collection.

Treat yourself and your family today – I know they will be amazed that you made this homemade pineapple jam from scratch.  Just smile as you savor a bite, and bask in the accolades!

Pineapple Jam

If you like this Instant Pot pineapple jam, you will also love these easy recipes:

Fresh Pineapple Cake – this amazing upside-down cake is made with fresh pineapple and will be the best you’ll ever make!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Instant Pot Applesauce – homemade applesauce is so easy to make in the Instant Pot, you don’t even need to peel the apples!

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple – this is an epic sweet & savory combo that makes a perfect party appetizer!

Instant Pot Baked Apples – made with cinnamon and raisins, these delicious baked apples are ready in 15 minutes!

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes – making perfect baked sweet potatoes is so easy with the Instant Pot, it’s like a miracle!

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Instant Pot Pineapple Jam Without Pectin

This Instant Pot pineapple jam is amazing! So easy to make and no pectin needed! You will love spreading this jam on your morning toast!
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pineapple jam
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 211kcal


  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 limes

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  • Cut the pineapple into large chunks and discard the peel and core (see my easy instructions how to cut a pineapple).
  • Put pineapple chunks in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for several minutes until smooth.
  • Squeeze the juice out of the limes into an Instant Pot. Add the pineapple puree and sugar to the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve in a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time for 10 minutes on High pressure.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.
  • Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and set the time to 15 minutes. Let the pineapple jam cook, stirring periodically, until thickened (about 10 minutes).
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Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I made this once following exactly and it turned out good. Nice and almost “creamy” spreadable. I made it again but doubled it and it’s chunky. Almost like crushed pineapple in a can where’s there’s pieces of pineapple with the juice. I did everything the same except doubling it. Is there a fix? I hate to waste this

    1. Have you done the food processor step where the pieces are blended? If they are blended, there won’t be chunky pieces. At this point to turn it into spreadable, blend the jam in a blender and then boil it again till it thickens.

    2. When making jams, jellies, preserves, there is a fruit/acid/sugar balance and doubling the recipe does not work. If you want double the amount of the recipe, then you should make the recipe twice. This is especially important if you are going to can your results.

  2. Pineapple jam is nice. My favourite blueberry & lavender jam which happens to be less popular. Of course strawberry jam.

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