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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Pineapple Candy

Still candy, but controlling your ingredients makes for a high-quality treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pineapple candy, pineapple candy
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1 C granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1 can 8 ounces crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract


  • Place white sugar, brown sugar, heavy cream, and pineapple (with juice) in a heavy saucepan.
  • Stir and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Cook, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 242 F. on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Stir to combine, then beat until creamy, thick, and light in color.
  • Drop by the teaspoonful onto the a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Let cool to harden. If the mixture becomes too thick to drop onto the pan, add a teaspoon of very hot water, beating well after the addition.


Makes about 1/2 pound pineapple candies


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg