Monday, February 8, 2016

Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade Concentrate

Last July, I made Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade Concentrate. The recipe came from Canning Homemade. There are only four ingredients in the recipe that are combined and then canned. It's a simple process that yields a delicious product that we've been enjoying this winter.

Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade Concentrate that I made.

Strawberry Pineapple Lemonade Concentrate
Makes 6-8 pints or 3 quarts of canned concentrate

3 cups strawberries
3 cups fresh pineapple
4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice
4 cups sugar

In a food processor or blender, puree strawberries and pineapple.

Transfer fruit puree to a stainless steel saucepan over medium-high heat. Do not boil. Add lemon juice, sugar, and stir to combine.

Using a thermometer heat to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally. Because this recipe has sugar it will get to temperature rather quickly so pay careful attention to the thermometer. Remove from heat.

Ladle mixture into jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim, add hot lids and tighten rings just finger tight. Process in water bath canner at a boil for 15 minutes.

To reconstitute, mix one part concentrate with one part water, tonic water, or ginger ale. Adjust the concentrate to suit your taste.

1 comment:

Rita said...

Sounds simple if you are used to canning--LOL!
Canning is a dying art. I am glad you are teaching your girls! :)