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Pina Colada Jam Recipe

Pina Colada Jam Recipe

If you like pina coladas, you’ll love this! But here’s the kicker: The secret ingredient is fresh zucchini. Because this jam is so unexpectedly delicious, we challenge you to try it in a radical new way. Tell us what you think! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:56 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Rinse seven 1-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Immediately fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers. Cool completely before covering with lids.
  • 4. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving. Yield: 7 cups.

Nutritional 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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regard User ID: 587286 252395
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016 Edited Sep. 2, 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 User ID: 7700359 231643
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

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

stone481064 User ID: 2583157 113821
Reviewed 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."

farm diva User ID: 6995846 192953
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6008826 181306
Reviewed 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 :)"

[email protected] User ID: 3600539 212782
Reviewed 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"

Marketing User ID: 3031298 186243
Reviewed 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."

karynp6 User ID: 867957 186242
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"easy and beautiful--makes a lovely gift. But way too sweet. Is there anything that can be done to temper that?"

mkbridge User ID: 6299776 119501
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I used one pectin and one gelatin. Set up great. We love this with coconut shrimp!"

cerallinsMAMA User ID: 6246384 196045
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"I absolutely love this! Just made it, but we immediately put lids on the jars so they would seal, waiting to see if it sets. I am thinking maybe putting half pectin half jello if it doesn't."

bluispeshl User ID: 6210041 124970
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Great recipe. Just wondering if it can be canned in a hot water bath and shelved or only as freezer jam or refrigerated as the recipe states????"

szhenson User ID: 3372515 212781
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"Oh - so overly sugary, are you sure it needs 2 pkg of jello, found sugar crystals on top of jar. Have been canning 47 yrs and inticed by ingredients ( anything using zuccini, is an eyecatcher). Guess I was looking for a more tropical taste - jello overwhelming. Maybe if it came sugar free, that usually has more fruit taste to it."

joleeb User ID: 6052953 118732
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Amazing! Loved the recipe from beginning to end"

Cocolamus User ID: 5832956 124968
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! easy to make...came out just perfect. Will make nice gifts to give to friends."

Tutua User ID: 3178931 186241
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"Haven't yet yet but am curious why it isn't called Pina Jam as there is no cocnut to warrant the Colada???? I am making it this afternoon-thought perhaps there was a mistake???????"

leilapalmgren User ID: 2021573 192952
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"This was easy to make and quite flavorful. Could not get pineapple jello at the store I usally shop at, but did not have to go to far to find it. Produces a brillant color!"

StellaB57 User ID: 2559156 181304
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"Wonderful! Very easy and quick to make. Mine made about 8 jelly jars (4 Pints). This would be wonderful as a filling in a layer cake also - with maybe some coconut icing!"

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