Delicious Carrot Cake Jam

Carrot CakeReady for a treat? Try this jam and you will certainly get one!

Not only does it have the carrots and all the carrot cake seasonings to go along with it, but it also contains apples and crushed pineapple. All of these ingredients combine to make one of the best jams I have made.

I think I have had this recipe for a while but with all the pressure of the gardening season, with all that fresh produce screaming to get used, I really didn’t take notice.  When things finally quieted down, I saw it and put it on the “after the holidays” list and it was the first one I tried.

I was so glad I did! It is so yummy and everyone else in the household agrees. My 6 year old son even loves it on his staple PB&J.

I love this time of year for trying some new canning recipes. I feel I can try out some of the recipes I am unsure about and see if it is good enough to be used during the “season”.  This one definitely made it in to the “make again” (and again and again) list!

Carrot Cake Jam
Yields 4
A delicious blend of carrots, apples and pineapple, with just the right seasonings.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
  2. 1 1/2 cups chopped, cored, peeled apples
  3. 1 3/4 cup crushed, canned pineapple
  4. 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  8. 1 package low sugar powdered pectin (1.75 oz)
  9. 3 cups sugar
Instructions
  1. Prepare canners, jars and lids.
  2. In a large pot, combine carrots, apples, pineapple with juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and boil gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in pectin until dissolved.
  6. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.
  7. Add sugar, all at once and return to full roiling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute while stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  9. Ladle jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rims and affix lids.
  10. Process in water bath canner for 10 minutes.
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9 Responses

  1. This looks so great. I love making jam and carrot cake is a favorite of mine! I know I would love this. Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! Pinned!

  2. How much jam does this make? I saw that it makes “4” but it doesn’t say what size the jars are. I’m hoping to make some for presents.

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