Pineapple Squash

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Pineapple Squash

During the hot summer months in India, after playing for hours in the sun, I would always look forward to a glass of cold Kissan Squash. I have been wanting to try my hand at making squash at home ever since the temperatures started to soar here and found the perfect opportunity when I noticed we had a lot of leftover pineapple slices in the refrigerator. They weren’t very sweet and kinda bland, so there weren’t being consumed so I decided to turn them into squash before they went bad. When I looked for recipes on the internet, they needed pineapple essence, citric acid, sodium benzoate – not ingredients that one would typically have at home. So I decided to skip all of them and go with only two ingredients – pineapple and sugar and much to my delight, that was all I needed to make Pineapple Squash. The best thing about this recipe is if you let the squash mixture thicken further, you can make Pineapple spread or jam out of it – which is what I did!

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Pineapple Squash
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Pineapple Squash

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 3 cups of pineapple chunks or 2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 1 -1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water


  • If using pineapple chunks, either puree and strain them to get the juice out or use a juicer.
  • Bring pineapple juice, water and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-heat. Cook this mixture until thickened and becomes a sticky syrup (~15 minutes). Wait for a one-string formation if you would like to proceed with making pineapple spread.
  • Switch off the gas and let the mixture cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To make squash - use 1 to 2 tablespoons of this spread and mix it with cold water.
  • Note : One string consistency – Put a drop of the sugar syrup on a plate. Touch it with your index finger and place your thumb under the index finger touching it.Now, when you pull them apart a single string should form.
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