I'm on a quest to build my food storage into a 1 year supply with foods that I know my family will eat. I've decided to keep a blog with recipes that I know my family will love and using only pantry or food storage items, and maybe in the interim this might help someone else who is also working on obtaining a 1 year supply with foods that not only your family can survive on but they will also love eating. If anyone has any recipes that they would like to add please email me at basicfoodstorage@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Carrot Cake Jam


Yummy Carrot Cake Jam! It's flavor is similar to Apple butter but better. WE Absolutely love this one, hope you do to.

1 1/2 c. finely grated peeled carrots (I used baby carrots, unpeeled)

1 1/2 c. chopped cored peeled pears (I used red pears)

1 3/4 c. canned pineapple, including juice

3 T. lemon juice

1 t. ground cinnamon

1/2 t. ground nutmeg

1/2 t. ground cloves

1 package regular powdered fruit pectin

6 1/2 c. granulated sugar

Prepare canner, jars and lids by boiling jars in water bath. Place lids in warm water and let soak.

In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine carrots, pears, pineapple with juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir frequently. Reduce heat, cover and boil for 20 min. stirring occassionally.

Remove from heat and whisk in pectin until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat. stirring frequently. add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. boil hard, stirring constantly for 1 min. Remove from heat and skim off foam with a spoon.

Remove jars from Water bath. Ladle hot jam into jars leaving 1/4" headspace. Wipe rim of jars with dry cloth. Wipe lid with dry cloth and then set on top of jar, screw down band until fingertip tight.

Place jars in canner, make sure they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 min. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 min. then remove jars, cool on counterop and then store.

Makes 6 8oz. jars.

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