{Easy Homemade Gift} Carrot Cake Jam

by GettingFreedom on December 12, 2011

Homemade Jams and Jellies are perfect for giving as gifts.  To add a little spice to the same-ol’-same-ol’–this year I decided to try out Carrot Cake Jam.  I cannot recall where I seen it first–but I do know that the insant I seen it, I had to try it.  Homemade Carrot Cake {not the stuff out of the box} is one of my all time favorite cakes.  Having it in jam form?  Oh yes!

This jam is perfect on hot biscuits, scones, or even as a cake filling {it’ll be gone before you know it!}.  For extra richness top a piece of toast with cream cheese and slather on Carrot Cake JamOh heaven!

Carrot Cake Jam

1½ cups finely grated carrots

1½ cups chopped/cored pears

1 3/4 cups canned pineapple–including juice {I used diced pineapple because I always have that in the pantry. I just threw it in the food processor to dice it up a bit.  And measured out what I needed.  There will be a little bit leftover.  Which is perfect to use as pancake toppings or cake toppings.}

3 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp ground cloves

½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans {optional}

1 pkg. pectin

6 cups sugar {You can also do 4 cups granulated sugar and 2 cups brown sugar}

In a large deep stainles steel pan–Combine the carrots, pears, pineapples/juice, lemon juice, and spices.  Bring to a boil over high–stirring frequently.  Reduce heat and cover. Boil gently for 20 mins–stirring occassionally.

Remove from heat and whisk in pectin until dissolved.  Bring to boil over high heat–stirring frequently.  Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil–stirring constantly.  Then boil hard–stirring constantly for 1 minute.  Add in the nuts, if desired.  Remove from heat and skim off any foam.

Ladle hot jam into prepared jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace.  Remove air bubbles–add more jam if needed.  Wipe off any spills and add the lids/rings.

Process in a water bath for 10 minutes. 

Makes about 6 Half Pints.


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Jelly Recipes Perfect For Gift Giving

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Corn Cob Jelly {Don’t knock it till you try it!  Tastes similar to honey and makes a great glaze.}

Seedless Blackberry Jelly

Apple Butter {not a jelly–but yet perfect for gift giving!}

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