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4.58 from 7 votes

Candied Pineapple Recipe

What makes my candied pineapple different from non-candied pineapple is that the juice is extra sweet and the outside of the pineapple has an irresistible glossy shine.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied pineapple, candied pineapple recipe
Servings: 12 rings
Calories: 66


  • 1.5 C water
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 12 pineapple rings I used the kind from the can, but fresh pineapple would also work.


  • In a large, heavy pot, bring water and sugar to a boil.
  • Add pineapple rings.
  • Let the mixture boil for about 5-10 minutes. Be sure that all of the pineapple rings are under water.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and let it continue cooking for about 30 minutes. The liquid will thicken and become a syrup.
  • Remove from heat but let the pineapple remain in the pot as they cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove to a sheet of parchment paper to cool completely.
  • The syrup remaining in the pan can be saved and used in other dishes.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg