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Pina Colada Jam

If you like pina coladas, you’ll love this! But here’s the kicker: The secret ingredient is fresh zucchini. Spread the jam on crackers and cheese or add to a pan sauce to give chicken or pork chops a tropical twist. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    7 half-pints


  • 6 cups sugar
  • 6 cups shredded peeled zucchini
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) pineapple gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract


  • Rinse 7 half-pint jars and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
  • In a Dutch oven, combine sugar, zucchini, pineapple and lime juice. Bring to a boil. Boil 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin and extract until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Immediately fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers. Cool completely before covering with lids.
  • Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 100 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Jolyanne
    Aug 16, 2020

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  • regard
    Aug 9, 2016

    Love it!!! I used a fresh lime and included the zest. So happy to find a recipe that uses 6 C of zucchini! I cut the sugar down to 4 C, and we liked it even better than the first time I made it. Perfect with coconut shrimp!

  • pkhylinski
    Aug 23, 2015

    Loved this and it is so easy! This one is a keeper just like it is. Thanks for sharing!

  • stone481064
    Jul 21, 2013

    The title is a little deceptive, as there is no coconut or coconut flavoring in it at all. Think I will add coconut extract next time. No stars were there to click, so now rating from me this time.

  • margo1976
    Mar 26, 2013

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  • farm diva
    Nov 28, 2012

    Made some last fall when I had zucchini in the garden, used a food processor for shredding the zucchini, worked great. I made enough to give, for Christmas gifts. I like the name ot it, I had a receipe, but that was only called Zucchini Jam, so when you give this for gifts, it has a fancy name.

  • Serindipity
    Aug 13, 2012

    Was easy to make, Tastes great, my kids love it, and it's great for my son who can't have jam/jelly as he's allergic to pectin. Made it a few times now and will keep this recipe around for years to come :)

  • sdd12967
    Jul 25, 2012

    this was so easy to make ,it taste great lots of things you can do with this like se it for ice cream topping or add some soy sauce along with ham or chicken and some rice

  • jaylyn12
    Jul 24, 2012

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  • Marketing
    Jul 24, 2012

    Pina Colada Jam--with zucchini at its peak season, this recipe is a great way to use the abundance. It freezes well, so you can have a little island paradise any time of year.