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what to do w/ pineapple juice?

I have a large bottle of pinapple juice and would like to use it up before it goes bad. I bought it for a party as a mixer and have used some in a glazed salmon dish.

Other ideas?

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  1. great mariande for pork.

    1. You could use it in mashed winter squash - which you don't really have to wait until winter to find (it's a world market out there) you could use it as an acidic wash to prevent fruit from turning dark in salads, pie fillings, etc. Try braising some chicken thighs in a mixture of beer and pineapple juice or use it to flavor rice pudding.

      1. It's also good in a marinade with soy, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, scallions.

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        1. re: Miss Needle

          Yep, great w/ the Miss Needle's ingredients and used as a marinade fro pork or flank steak.

        2. I recently used it as a base mixed with fresh fruit for homemade popsicles. You could also do a smoothie. I too use it for a great salmon dish.

          1. I like pineapple juice as a base to a smoothie, in place of orange juice.

            1. mango chutney:
              Chop up mango, orange pepper, red onion, a little garlic, cilantro and jalepeno - mix together with pineapple juice. Really great fresh, flavourful addition to fish or pork.

              1. There's this amazing pineapple float at Disneyland (sometimes the line waiting for it is as long as ride lines). They just pour pineapple juice in a cup and top it with a pile of pineapple ice cream (plus a mini-umbrella and cherry).Great for parties if you are throwing one.

                1. I keep small cans of pineapple juice in my pantry just to make this delicious pineapple dressing for fruit salad. The recipe is from Good Cookin' from the Heart of Virginia.

                  Slightly warm 1 cup pineapple juice. Separate 2 eggs. Stir together 2 tablespoons softened butter, 2 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Slowly add warmed pineapple juice, whisking until sugar dissolves. Beat 2 egg whites to soft peaks and whisk into pineapple mixture. Transfer mixture to heavy saucepan or top of double boiler and cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is smooth and thickened. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Next day, whip 1/2 cup heavy cream and fold into chilled dressing. Refrigerate until serving time.

                  1. A local cafe puts pineapple juice in their iced jasmine tea. The flavor is very hard to define in that context.

                    1. I agree with the suggestion to use it in marinade. You can substitute 1/2 cup of the juice for 1/2 cup sugar. I've got a recipe similar to Miss Needle's that I've used to marinate either beef or chicken for kabobs.

                      1. Cook rice in pineapple juice, use it for a sorbet w/ mint or basil, baste grilled chicken with it, mix it with rum and enjoy!

                        1. drink it! i mean depending on what kind it's not as good as fresh but it is my weakness as far as juices go!

                          1. who doesn't like jello? get some no flavour gelatin powder and make your own pineapple jello.


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                            1. re: budeeez

                              i think it won't set up if the juice is fresh vs. processed (like canned).

                            2. I make a fruit salad with a light pineapple dressing.

                              In a small saucepan, combine 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and 3/4 cup pineappple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Cool.

                                1. re: OCAnn

                                  I'm with you, except I think I'd prefer Malibu Rum. Add some cranberry juice and you'll have a Malibu Bay Breeze.

                                    1. re: lynnlato

                                      Pineapple juice freezes nicely (use ice cube trays, then pop the cubes out into a Ziploc.) It also is great for keeping apple slices white.

                                      1. re: brendastarlet

                                        Exactly what I was going to suggest!

                                    1. Pineapple Party Punch

                                      Make a pitcher of Country Time lemonade (or the equivalent) according to package directions, substituing about a third of the water with pineapple juice. Add 1/2 cup sugar (yes it's sweet) and stir until dissolved. Serve straight for the kids and with either Malibu, vodka or gin for the adults.

                                      A seriously refreshing and addictive drink.

                                        1. USING PINEAPPLE JUICE:
                                          fresh or frozen PA juice contains a proteolytic enzyme, bromelin, which eats protein and prevents gelatin from jelling or tenderizes tough meat if used judiciously or turns meat to mush if marinated too long. Heat inactivates the enzyme (boiling or canning.)

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                                          1. re: mro

                                            Pineeapple juice, apple Juice, a little orange juice wit a squeeze of lemon over ice.
                                            Or pineapple use , rum , cream of coconut and a splash of grenidine blended with ice

                                          2. i'm sure the op's pineapple juice is long gone, but this may cause some hounds to go out and buy some:
                                            pineapple sangria!

                                            1. Just to add my thoughts. I was thinking what a great dipping sauce it would make for spring rolls either fresh or deep fried made from rice wrappers Add some heat either with serranos or another chili, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, and a little water.

                                              And as others have suggested to freeze it until you do decide. It's so darn good. I haven't tried it but perhaps in a flan, you could flavor the cream with the juice....