Christmas is just exactly one week from today. Besides baking Christmas fruit cake, cookies and yule log cake, dessert is another item that should not be missed on the table. This Pineapple Jelly in Can is one of the easiest desserts that you can prepare at home and this can be done 4-5 days ahead and chill in the refrigerator. It’s indeed very refreshing to serve this Pineapple Jelly in Can as a side dish to go along with roasted dishes or serve on its own after having a heavy meal.
It’s also appropriate to give a whole can of pineapple jelly as a surprise gift to your friends and family for Christmas and also during the Chinese Lunar New Year as the Chinese believe that pineapple (Ong Lye 旺来) is super auspicious as it signifies good luck and prosperity.
Pineapple Jelly in Can
- 2 cans pineapple sliced - any brand
- 80 g caster sugar
- 6 g agar agar powder (green color) - 1/2 tbsp + 1 tsp
- 1 tbsp green lime juice
- reserve pineapple syrup from 1 can and fill up with water to 500ml
- pitted maraschino cherries, cut into half
- Empty pineapple slices from can and drain well. Reserve pineapple syrup from 1 can and fill up with water to 500ml. **You can use pineapple syrup from 2 cans and fill with water to 500ml, add sugar to your taste if you have a sweet tooth.
- Place pineapple (12) slices back into the can (no need to wash the can), stack them up with red cherries, set aside.
- Pour pineapple syrup and water (total 500ml) into pot. Add sugar and agar agar powder. Boil and stir liquid at medium heat for 2 minutes. Add lime juice, stir well and off heat. Continue to stir liquid for another 2 minutes. **may add a few drops of green coloring if you find the liquid colour is too light** I didn't add ~~
- Gently pour hot agar agar liquid over pineapple slices. **If the pineapple slices in the can are slanting at one side, then use a small knife and gently push them back to straight in the centre. Leave pineapple jelly to cool and cover with a cling wrap.
- Place the cans in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. **can keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days**
- To remove the pineapple jelly from the can, just invert the can and use a can opener to open the end. Gently release pineapple jelly, slice and serve.
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- 1汤匙 青柠汁
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