Crystallized Pineapple: A Sweet Snack with Only 3 Ingredients

Crystallized Pineapple

Whether looking for information or trying to get into the Slug Club, this crystallized pineapple is sure to impress any Harry Potter fans!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit, pineapple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Dehydrating Time 8 hours
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 261kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar for garnish


  • Cut and core the pineapple, leaving it in rings or cutting to bite-sized pieces
  • In a medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar into the water
  • Bring it to a boil until a candy thermometer reaches 235F
  • Add the pineapple and bring it back up to a simmer
  • Cover and cook for one hour, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick
  • Transfer the pineapple to a cooling rack with a pan or paper towel underneath to catch drippings
  • Save the simple syrup from the pot for other recipes or to make another batch
  • Put the pineapple in the dehydrator and set according to the instructions
  • If you don't have a dehydrator, dry it in the oven at 200F on a wire rack with a pan underneath for about 6-8 hours
  • Once it's done drying out, sprinkle with sugar
  • Store in an airtight container for up to one month


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg