Carrot Cake Jam Recipe
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Carrot Cake Jam Recipe

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For a change of pace from berry jams, try this unique option. Spread on a bagel with cream cheese, it tastes almost as good as real carrot cake!—Rachelle Stratton, Rock Springs, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Process: 5 min.
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Process: 5 min.
MAKES: 64 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled ripe pears
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 6-1/2 cups sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 88 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until pears are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into eight hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 8 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Carrot Cake Jam in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p60

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Reviewed May. 16, 2016

"I made this last year and we loved it. I did use pears for one recipe and apples for the other recipe I made. I preferred the apple better, but they were both excellent."

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Huge hit! Looking for more ways to use this! I did use a bit less sugar and I added a nice pinch of salt. Will make again so I have plenty on hand for gifts!"

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"This was fabulous..I use it on rye bread with cream cheese or over ice cream..YUMMY.."

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"Has anyone tried using apples instead of pears in this recipe?"

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Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"Delicious."

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