Carrot Cake Jam


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
  2. COMBINE carrots, pears, pineapple with juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a 6- or 8-quart saucepan. Bring mixture 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 mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring frequently.
  3. ADD sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
  4. LADLE hot carrot cake jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled. 
  5. PROCESS jars for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid and let jars stand for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
Carrot Cake Jam | Carrot Cake Jam Canning Recipe - Ball® Recipes is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to use up some carrots I made this the other day and I don't think 6 half pints are gonna be enough for my family. This was so good! My 15 yr old was shocked that there were actually carrots in this..I did however replaced the pears with apples, reduce the sugar to 3 C. and added 2 C brown sugar, I also added 1/4 c raisins which I chopped finely, and 2 tbsp. crystalized ginger (finely chopped). Next batch I will also double the spices
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow its sweet! It turned out great but too sweet for me. Has anyone tried using the Low or No Sugar Pectin to make a low sugar version?
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! Recipie easy to follow, I'm going to have to invest in the pectin multi-use can, measuring from box was a mess lol. Makes the house smell amazing. Making more for gifts. I got 7 jars, mine must have been more wet. Still turned out great though.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun recipe, but jam is really, really sweet! Like a prior reviewer, I found that by the end of the 20 minute boil there was no liquid left. None. I confess, I cracked and added 8 ounces of pinapple juice, returned to a boil, then followed the rest of the recipe. I suspect if I had the nerve to stick with it, it would have been fine. As it is, it jelled just fine, and I got an extra eight ounce jar of jam, although the fruit to jelly ratio is a bit off. I'm going to try the variation of this recipe posted on wicked good kitchen next. She gives full credit to ball, as this recipe is the base for hers, but she adds less sugar and offers options for a number of variations. Oh, and I'm not kidding about this being very sweet.
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy carrot cake batman!! This is my favorite jam to make. It's so easy and super delicious.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for beginners! I have never made jam before and this turned out great! I used one box of Sure Jell, 1.5 organic pears, and organic grated carrots. It made exactly 7 (8oz) jars. Very easy and taste great! Will make great gifts!
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a slice of Carrot Cake If you enjoy a slice of Carrot Cake, then you'll absolutely love this! It's so easy & such unique recipe which makes it perfect for gift giving. To make it simple, I placed the apples & pears (no need to peel as it cooks up) in the blender along with the carrots. This recipe is certainly a keeper! Made the second batch today.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smells Just Like Carrot Cake! I tried this recipe and I was very skeptical of it. I love carrot cake. When you are making it, it makes the whole house smell like carrot cake. The recipe was not difficult to make either
Date published: 2015-08-14
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