Can You Freeze Canned Pineapple?

Canned pineapples are so much simpler than carving fresh ones; however, dependent on what size the can, the amount of pineapple you can get is often more than you could make or eat in one sitting.

Once the can is opened, is it possible to can you freeze canned pineapple? Yes, it is possible to preserve canned pineapple for up to two months inside an airtight container but do not store it in its original can.

This article will talk about the essential information you should know about the storage and maintaining the shelf lifespan of the pineapple you can freeze.

Does Canned Pineapple Go Bad?

Cans purchased from stores will always come with the “use before” or “best before” date written on the can. We recommend that you follow these guidelines.

When the fruit is properly canned and properly, it will last more or less for an indefinite period.

If your fruit is stored in a metal container, there is the possibility that toxic chemicals or even metal may eventually be released into your food as time passes. It won’t be noticeable, however, and your pineapple will always be delicious.

If you are doing your canning yourself, so it’s sealed well and doesn’t break when it’s stored, your pineapple can last forever.

When it’s opened, the pineapple will become rotten in the nick of time. If it’s appropriately refrigerated it will last for about a week. If you carefully freeze it, you could extend the time to two months.

How to Tell If Canned Pineapple Is Bad

The most obvious indication of a pineapple that is off is the appearance of mold. It could be white or green, based on the kind of bacteria that has grown; however, both are negative indicators and should be discarded the pineapple as soon as you notice it.

If the pineapple you are buying is sour or if the scent or taste is different from when it was opened for the first time, these are indicators that the fruit is beginning to deteriorate. It’s unlikely to cause harm; however, it could trigger an upset stomach.

Methods to Freeze Canned Pineapple

Can you freeze canned pineapple with the juice in the can or drain it?

Methods to Freeze Canned Pineapple in the Juice

When you’re freezing the pineapple along with the juice, take these measures:

  1. Transfer the pineapple and juice into the safe freezer Tupperware container.
  2. It is essential to ensure that there is at minimum one” of space on the top of the container to allow the fruit to stretch when the process of freezing.
  3. Close the container, making sure it’s airtight.
  4. The date of your storage container should be noted, so you can ensure that you utilize it within 2 months.
  5. The freezer’s main storage compartment should be frozen at least as far from your door as you can.

If you’re planning to remove your pineapple prior to freezing it you’ll also need to wash it under cold water in order to eliminate the sugar as much as you can to ensure the cleanest freeze.

Methods to Freeze the Rinsed Canned Pineapple

When your pineapple pieces are washed, tap them dry with a towel as well as you can. Follow the steps:

  1. Place a baking sheet on top of parchment paper.
  2. Spread the pineapple over the plate in an even layer, ensuring that all pieces aren’t in contact or overlap.
  3. Freeze for up to a couple of hours.
  4. After the pineapple is completely frozen after which, you can transfer the pieces of pineapple into the safe freezer Ziploc bag and then seal the bag carefully.
  5. Label the bag with a date and use your fruit within 2 months.

Can You Freeze Crushed Pineapple?

Yes, you can freeze the crushed pineapple. The best method to do this is to first cut it into different portions according to the purpose you intend to use in the near future.

Once separated, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Make the freezer-safe Ziploc bag by adding the date to the bag.
  2. Transfer the portion of pineapple that has been crushed into your Ziploc bag.
  3. Place your bag on top of the counter. Then lay the pineapple out, so you have a flat bag without air bubbles or bulges.
  4. Place the bag flat on a baking tray and in the freezer for up to a couple of hours.
  5. After the bag is completely solid and frozen, you can unplug the baking tray and place the Ziploc bag up in the freezer to make space.

Make use of your crushed pineapple within two months after freezing, just like other types of pineapple.

Alternative Pineapple Storage

If you’re not planning to freeze the pineapple that you canned, you must ensure you are storing it properly after the can is opened.

The best option is to move the pineapple in its juice into Tupperware containers sealed with an airtight lid. It is possible to use the Ziploc bag, but there is the risk of being crushed or the seal rupturing and causing a mess of pineapple within your fridge.

If you are planning to use your pineapple, remove some of it from the container. Do not eat straight out of the container and then place it back in the refrigerator since this is how bacteria and other undesirable guests will enter the container and ruin the pineapple.

Pineapple stored in the refrigerator must be consumed at least one week after opening.

How Long To Keep Canned Pineapple

The Can is unopenedOPENED, FridgeOpened, Freezer
Indefinitely1 week2 months
Norah Clark

Norah Clark

Norah Clark, the founder and editor of YummyTasteFood! She's a seasoned food writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry as a former pastry chef, sous chef, and barista. When not writing about food, she explores new recipes or travels the world for culinary inspiration.

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