Thursday, July 22, 2010

Carrot Cake Jam

This is so good and you don't have to have a garden or go to a farmer's market for the ingredients. If you are a beginning canner, this just may get you hooked!
Carrot Cake Jam

Makes about six 7 - 8 ounce jars

1 ½ cups finely grated peeled carrots
1 ½ chopped, cored and peeled pears
1 ¾ canned pineapple, including juice
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
1 package (1.75 oz) powdered fruit pectin
6 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • Prepare canner, jars, and lids. (See a canning manual for more info if you are new to canning.)
  • In a large, deep stainless steel saucepan, combine carrots, pears, pineapple with juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, cover and boil gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and whisk in pectin, until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  • Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot jam. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
  • Place jars in a canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store. Remember to label the jars.


  1. I wish I had the ingredients on hand. Looks yummy!!!!

  2. I have NEVER heard of using carrots for jam - I bet that is really good. sandie

  3. This really does sound wonderful and the delightful thing is that it's not hard to do. While this was my first visit here, I plan to be back often. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. you are invited to fo0llow my blog

  5. Good and healthy for you too! Thanks Barb:)

  6. Your carrot cake jam won me over!! I am now your newest follower! Love your recipes!!


  7. What are the measurements for the pears and pineapple? I assume it's meant to be cups?
    Sounds delicious! Can't wait to give it a try!

  8. Oh my gosh, how simple and wonderful this is. I LOVE your recipes. I can't wait to try this one. I know everyone will love it. It sounds like it would be great on vanilla ice cream, too.Mmmmmmm.... yummy.

    Thank you!

  9. Hi.. just found your blog and love it.. I want to make the jam like but would like to know for sure how much pear and pineapple to use...
    Could you email me...
    I will also be a new follower...
    Primitive Lace blogspot...

  10. Wow, this is so good. Just made it and was very easy. I used 1 & 1/2 cups of pears and 1 & 3/4 cups of pineapple. Smells like fall and harvest time when it's cooking!