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Carrot Cake Jam

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
This Carrot Cake Jam recipe is Inspired by Better Homes and Garden Canning magazine. Makes 7 half pints of jam. Spread it over cream cheese for a treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Hot Water Bath 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Condiment, DIY
Cuisine American
Servings 112 tablespoons
Calories 48 kcal


  • 15 ounce can crushed pineapple in juice ((do not drain))
  • 2 cups finely shredded carrots ((about 4 medium carrots))
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled pear ((1 medium pear))
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 packet liquid pectin ((foil pack))
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  • Pour the crushed pineapple into a large canning pot.
  • Grate the carrots finely and add to the crushed pineapple.
  • Peel, core and chop the pear. Add to the pineapple and carrots in the pot. Stir to combine.
  • Add the lemon juice, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and raisins to the pot. Stir. Add the brown and white granulated sugar. Stir until all the sugar is moist.
  • Turn the heat on medium and slowly bring to a full boil.
  • Once it comes to a full roiling boil add 1 foil pouch of liquid pectin.
  • Once the ingredients come back to a full roiling boil begin timing 2 minutes.
  • Once the 2 minutes are up remove the pot from the burner and skim off any foam.
  • Ladle into hot prepared jars.
  • Wipe the rims and put on your lids.
  • Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Cool the jars on a towel overnight.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Jars: This recipe will fill 7 to 8 half pint jars.
  • This jam tastes just like carrot cake. I ate it on crackers with cream cheese and it is divine.
  • The acid from the pineapple juice will keep the pear and carrot from turning brown.


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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