Pickled Pineapple

Spicy and yum Pickled Pineapple, eat it just when you want to eat something spicy and good! Pineapples with amazing combination of  being sweet,sour and spicy all at the same time.

A new post again and this time I am sharing this wonderful recipe which brings back my childhood and college memories..It's Pickled Pineapple!

Glass jar with Picked Pineapple

How many of you like me have eaten a snack while walking back home from school ? There were these few tiny shops near my school and after school on my way back home I along with few other friends of mine, used to eat these lip-smacking snacks or we can say fruits to be precise.
These were tiny shops,with lots of goodies,looking at which I am sure every kid must be drooling everyday.
There were these HUGE glass jars full of this transperant/watery liquid and lots of chilis and chopped fruits.I had tried Pineapple,Raw Mango and olives. Slurp!
In college and later when I was doing Master's , I still loved having pickled veggies/fruits and few other local snacks which I have been eating since childhood and enjoyed them.

It's been long since I had this thing on my mind to make these pickled pineapples. After a very time I could have these and it refreshed my memories and once again put them on top of my list.
So I got this huge Pineapple some days back and waited for it to be ripe.Not fully ripe but mostly on sweeter side.
So After cutting slices, I did a couple of combination of vinegar and water adding salt,sugar and chilies to see how I get that taste back.
For all of you who never tasted this, here it is what you will feel after your first bite: firstly you will have that taste of acidic vinegar flavor  then you will experience sweet pineapple flavor and all of a sudden spicy chili will hit your mouth. That's a feeling of it's own!

Jar with Spicy ,Sweet and Sour Pickled Pineapple

I made this in two installments and few leftover Pineapple pieces I ate by sprinkling little,sugar,salt and chili powder.
After pickling these,I have refrigerated the jar,so that whenever I need I can take it out and gulp a piece.
I also used this pickled pineapple in one of my recipes recently which I will share soon. Follow my blog for regular updates to get new recipes when posted.

Try this amazing pickled pineapple recipe and enjoy!

Pickled Pineapple

Prasanna Hede
Published 03/15/2017
Pickled Pineapple


  • 8 No, Pineapple Slices (Rounds cut into half)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Salt
  • 1/3rd Cup,Powdered White Sugar
  • 3/4th Cup,Drinking Water
  • 2/3rd Cup,White Distilled Vinegar
  • 3 No,Green Chili,slit


  1. In a large sauce pan,add all the ingredients.
    Make sure you do not break the pineapple pieces.
  2. Now,cook this on medium heat for 5 Mins.
    Once it gets the first boil,switch off the flame.
    Let it cool completely before storing.
  3. In a sterilized glass jar,pour the contents without breaking the pieces.
    Keep it refrigerated.
    Enjoy whenever you feel like gulping a piece.
Yield: 8
Prep Time: 00:08:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:05:00 mins.
Total time: 13 mins.

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  • This wont spoil if refrigerated even for months. 
  • So if you are a lover of pickled fruits like me then you can make in bulk and refrigerate them.
  • If you want more or less spicy, then adjust the chilis.
  • Also adjust the sugar level as per need.

Prasanna Hede
Prasanna Hede


  1. Awesome Share and Photography. <3

  2. This looks delicious! I've never tried pickled pineapple before but I can imagine the tartness that comes with pickling is something super interesting! Definitely want to try making this at home.

  3. I have never tried picked pineapple, but I definitely want to! My husband's favorite fruit is pineapple so I think he would love this!

  4. I love pickles but have never heard or thought of Pineapples! How clever! I must look for pineapples soon. I know I will love this.

  5. I have heard of pickled pineapple before but I hadn't tried it myself. My husband's aunty mentioned it at a family gathering a few months ago. Is it only a snack or do you serve it with something else too, with a curry and bhaji?

  6. I have never had pickled pineapples! Pinned as now I have to give this recipe a try!

  7. Ok I want to go back in time and have these shops on my way home from school. The shops we went past had greasy fish and chips, sausages and super sugary cakes and buns!! This sounds like an amazing snack, and a fantastic way to enjoy some pineapple

  8. Hmm, I'm not much of a pineapple person (it itches my tongue) but I'm so glad it also works for mangoes which are a favorite snack of mine! I'll be trying this!

  9. I love homemade preserves but I never thought about pickling pineapple! I will surely try this recipe, it sounds amazing!

  10. I've never pickled anything....this looks good! My grandmother used to pickle cucumbers to make me dill pickles and they were delish! I'll have to try there!

  11. I don't think I have ever heard of this, but I think I would love it! I love pineapple!

  12. This is probably a really stupid question, but I'd really like to try this and I don't understand what you mean by 8 No pineapple and 3 No green chili. What does "No" mean?

    1. No is the opposite of yes. It means no.

  13. I too would like to know the meaning of the numbers