Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
A serving of this nicely seasoned pineapple is delicious alongside lamb chops or ham. It's an easy no-fuss side dish that adds a little something extra to make a meal stand out.—Chris Nash, Berthoud, Colorado

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022

Spiced Pineapple

Prep Time 25 min
Yield 4-6 servings.


  • 2 cans (one 20 ounces, one 8 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 6 to 8 whole cloves
  • Dash salt


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, salt and reserved pineapple juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Discard cinnamon and cloves. Add pineapple. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Serve warm with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 229 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.