Easy Do-It-Yourself Candied Pineapple
This is a very easy method to make your own candied pineapple. This is the stuff that I used to pay a lot of money for and now I make it myself. It is perfect for desserts or to mix with your homemade granola.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 20 oz pineapple (canned slices, packed in own juice, drained and 1/3 cup juice reserved )
- 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
In a large sauce pan combine 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup reserved juice and 2 Tbsp light corn syrup. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, then reduce heat.
Carefully add a single layer of pineapple rings. Do not crowd the rings. Cook for 12 to 16 minutes or until sllices are glossy and have transparent edges. Turn every 4 minutes, taking care not to tear the rings.
Remove slices to wire rack and cool. They will become more transparent as they cool. Add remaining slices to the hot syrup and repeat as above. When slices have cooled completely, coat with granulated sugar. Cover with waxed paper and let stand on wire rack at least 24 hours to dry. Re-coat with granulated sugar. Slices will be slightly sticky.