Carrot Cake Jam

This is a wonderful jam that tastes just like Grandma’s carrot cake!

Yield: Makes 6 jars


  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups pears, cored, peeled and chopped
  • 14-oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3-oz. pouch liquid pectin
  • 6 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 (1/2-pint) canning jars and lids, sterilized


  1. Mix all ingredients except pectin and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pectin and return to a boil. Stir in sugar; bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Secure with lids. Cool and store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
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