Carrot Jam Recipe

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Like a marmalade, this sweet jam uses carrots, providing extra dimensions of texture and flavor, for a fun topping.
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Servings: 1 tablespoon
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and grated (about 4 cups)
  • 1 orange, juice and finely chopped zest
  • 1 lemon, juice and finely chopped zest
  • 1 lime, juice and finely chopped zest
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
20 mins
30 mins
50 mins
  • Have ready 4 half-pint jars with suitable lids, if planning to process in a water bath. If not, any container(s) totalling 1 quart will do. Remove zest and then juice the fruits. There should be about 1 cup total juice.
  • Heat all ingredients together over low heat until sugar has dissolved, 3 - 4 minutes. Raise heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until thick, about 30 minutes.
  • Spoon jam into containers. If processing, leave 1/4th inch of headspace in the jars and process while hot. If refrigerating or freezing, cool to room temperature first.
  • This jam will keep, refrigerated, for weeks, but for longer storage, freeze or process in a water bath.
  • Although the jam can be used immediately, the flavor improves after a few days.
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