Ingredients:
– 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks (about 1/2 inch pieces)
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 cup apple cider vinegar
– 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
– 1 tablespoon chili flakes (adjust to taste)
– 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon ground ginger
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions:
1. Prepare the Pineapple:
– Peel and core a fresh pineapple. Cut it into small chunks, about 1/2 inch in size.
2. Cook the Syrup:
– In a large pot, combine the sugar, apple cider vinegar, mustard seeds, chili flakes, turmeric powder, garlic powder, ground ginger, cayenne pepper (if using), and salt.
– Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
3. Add the Pineapple:
– Once the syrup is boiling, add the pineapple chunks to the pot.
– Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the mixture for about 10-15 minutes, or until the pineapple is translucent and the syrup has thickened slightly.
4. Jar the Pineapple Cowboy Candy:
– Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pineapple chunks into sterilized jars, packing them in tightly.
– Pour the hot syrup over the pineapple in the jars, leaving about 1/2 inch of headspace at the top.
5. Seal the Jars:
– Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean, damp cloth to remove any syrup residue.
– Place sterilized lids on the jars and screw on the bands until fingertip-tight.
6. Process the Jars:
– Process the jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes to ensure they are properly sealed and preserved.
– Carefully remove the jars from the water bath and let them cool completely on a towel or rack.
7. Store and Enjoy:
– Once the jars are completely cool, check the seals. Store the jars in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks before eating to allow the flavors to meld.
– Enjoy your Pineapple Cowboy Candy as a sweet and spicy condiment with meats, cheeses, or as a topping for crackers and sandwiches.

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