How to make pineapple from zucchini

It's "zucchini pineapple." Info from Healthy Canning:

It dates from the early 1980s, riding the wave of zucchini (aka courgette) enthusiasm that had swept North America in the 1970s. As part of this wave, zucchini bread recipes were born, and people started joking about breaking into neighbour’s cars and leaving them zucchini. This recipe is another product of that era.
You may also see it called “Mock Pineapple” or “Faux Pineapple.”...
Proponents of the recipe touted cost savings versus the real thing, but we’re not sure if that is necessarily true anymore.

Basically you put zucchini in a can with some pineapple juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Seal it up for a while, and it turns into something kind of like pineapple.

Fremont News-Messenger - July 21, 1981

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Nov 08, 2018
     Category: Food | 1980s

Never the two shall meet on my plate/in my mouth. This is a rule for my life as rigid as never ordering or eating pineapple on pizza!

agent j
Posted by agent j on 11/08/18 at 08:32 AM
Posted by Judy on 11/08/18 at 11:04 AM
Pineapple oil, Chef-O-Van or otherwise, is a pretty hard to get item nowadays. Fortunately, you can make pineapple oil simply by pressing a pineapple and letting the juice settle until you can skim the oil from the top.
Posted by Yudith on 11/08/18 at 11:51 AM
Today I learned that pineapples have oil.
Posted by ges on 11/08/18 at 06:08 PM
Zuchinni has a neutral flavor, so it could be used as a flavor "sponge." In that respect it is sort of like tofu.
Posted by KDP on 11/08/18 at 06:49 PM
I remember when people grew zucchini and tried to give it away.

I had heard of a bumper sticker showing a zucchini with a red circle and diagonal red slash, with the inscription "No More Zukes!" Never saw it though.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 11/12/18 at 06:59 PM
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