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Old 02-03-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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Can crushed pineapple be frozen?

The other day I opened a standard size can of crushed pineapple ... of course (as is the course) I only need about three tablespoons of the crushed pineapple.

Now what to do with the excess crushed pineapple?

I was thinking of putting it in two 8-ounce freezer/canning jars and putting it in the freezer so I can use it another day for another dish/sauce.

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:30 AM   #2
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I am not sure how it would freeze though I am guessing because it is already processed it should be okay. I wouldn't freeze fresh pineapple.

What you could do, if you wanted, is use it for the topping of a pineapple upside down cake. I know it is usually whole slices, but once I was making one and thought I had slices but opened a can of crushed. I actually really liked the results!

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Old 02-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Since it is processed food, I am guessing the crushed pineapple should last 1-2 weeks just by putting in the regular fridge (not the freezer). That way, you don't actually have to thaw it when you want to use it next time.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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Try freezing a small amount as a test and then thaw it and see what it is like. You have plenty of time to try that before it goes bad.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:58 AM   #5
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you can just place it in a sterilized bottle and that would be ok.
It is already processed so you can only keep it longer by storing
in a cool dry place.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:28 PM   #6
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Once 'processed' food is exposed to the air (and bacteria), placing it in a sterilized bottle would not provide much protection. And that sterilized bottle is not really sterilized once it is exposed to the air, handled, etc.

Only two choices, refrigeration which slows down bacteria growth or freezing which suspends growth.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:01 PM   #7
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i'm sure it's going to be fine. use it in something cooked once it's thawed.

you might want to keep the 6 packs of the snack size fruits on hand if this situation repeats itself....or you can just portion out this for the freezer and use the rest as you need it !
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:29 PM   #8
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You could always portion it out, freeze it, and use it for smoothies!
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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i'm comparing it to a dole or edy's fruit & juice bar- delicious! maybe you could make popsicles.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:05 AM   #10
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drain it before you freeze. Otherwise when it thaws back out it will be quite macerated.

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