May 2, 2009

Carrot Cake Jam

Yes, you read that right.
Carrot Cake Jam.
I bought some today at our "local festival" and it is d-i-v-i-n-e!

I googled the recipe because I don't think that I want to spend another $4 for a jar. I can make my own for that price. :)

For those of you who might be interested in tasting a little bit of heaven, here is the recipe I found. The ingredients are the same ingredients that are on my jar.


1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots( I use my food processor any time I can)
about 3 large 1 1/2 cups peeled chopped pears about 2( I have used canned pears, drained)
1 can crushed pineapple 14oz don't drain
3 TBS lemon juice, bottled is fine
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
6 1/2 cups od sugar
1 pk fruit pectin

combine carrots,pears,and pineapple including juice and lemon juice,cinnamon,nutmeg, and cloves in a large pot. bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and boil gently 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. measure out sugar, set aside atir fruit pectin into carrot mixture, return to boil. add sugar, return to a full rolling boil, boil hard 1 minute, stirring occasionally. ladle into hot 1/2 pint canning jars, leaving 1/4 head space. using a rubble spatula remove air bubbles. readjust head space, if needed. wipe jar rim removing stickiness. place 2pc screw on jar.


The BirdHouse said...

I'll just come by your house for a little homemade bread and jam.

Jensen Fam said...

When are you going to post pictures of the new family addition? My kids are dying to see the new girl in the fam.