Thursday, September 29, 2011

carrot cake jam

This is great on toast with cream cheese.

2 cups finely shredded carrots,1 cup ( 1 med. pear) peeled and finely chopped,1 can ( 15oz) of crushed pineapple with juice, 2 tbl lemon juice, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 package of powdered fruit pectin, 4 cups sugar 2 cups brown sugar ,1 tsp vanilla.
In a 6 quart heavy pot combine carrots,pear,pineapple with the juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat , cover and simmer for 20 minutes stirring frequently . You don't want it to stick.Add pectin and stir till dissolved. Bring mixture to boiling stirring constantly.Add both sugars. Return to a rolling boil,boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam, then add vanilla. Ladle into hot clean half pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Wipe rim of jars. ( it won't seal if the rim is dirty.) Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes.(make sure there is a inch of water over the top of the lids.) Start timing after the water returns to a boil. Makes 6 to 7 jars.

It works better if you skim with a metal spoon. You can add raisins if you like. I don't, my girls don't like them. Your jam will look darker then the picture.For some reason it turn out lighter in the picture. 


  1. Looks wonderful. I'll bet it would be good on a hot waffle too.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this recipe!! :)

  3. am trying this for sure!! Thanks!!

  4. Michelle, I can't wait to try the carrot cake jam recipe. I foundd the Apricot Pineapple Zucchini Jam Recipe but I've lost your e-mail address. I also have lots of Apricot Jello if you can't find it. Did you find the Red Hots?

  5. Do you have a snow screensaver? Not displaying right in my pc, great recipe!!!

  6. This sounds amazing! I will have to make it - a great Christmas gift!

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