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.

Tips
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. 

7 comments:

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

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

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

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  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?
    Adra

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

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

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