Prep 10 mins
Cook 720 hrs
From Whats4eats.com. I really wanted to try this recipe after another chef posted about making pineapple vinegar in the Canning Forum. What a great way to use up the pineapple peels, which always smell too good to throw away. NOTE: I'm not able to list the glass container in the ingredients. You'll need a glass jar with a lid that will hold about 2 quarts, or two 1 quart jars to split the recipe.
- water (1-1/2 quarts)
- 3⁄4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 pineapple, chopped (the peel and trimmings of)
- plastic wrap
- Wash jar and lid well.
- Add water and brown sugar to jar. Stir well to dissolve sugar.
- Add pineapple peel and trimmings. Stir well.
- Cover jar with plastic wrap then seal with lid.
- Set aside in warm, dark place for 4-6 weeks. DO NOT SHAKE.
- The liquid may turn murky and brown, but the solids will settle and the color will clear.
- When the liquid is clear, strain out the solids by pouring the liquid through several layers of cheesecloth.
- Store vinegar in a clean bottle, away from light.
- NOTE: During storage, the vinegar may develop a gelatinous mass that floats or sits at the bottom of the jar. This is called the mother of the vinegar & is harmless. If you make another batch of vinegar, you can use some of this mother to help the new batch develop.
- UPDATE: After making this recipe myself, I want to warn that the pineapple does start releasing gasses during fermentation, so keep an eye on it and loosen the lid carefully to release any pressure building up, when needed.