Carrot Cake Jam


One of the best jam recipes I have ever made... Tastes almost exactly like the cake!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
41 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 56 mins
8 half-pint jars


  • 1 (20 ounce) can unsweetened crushed pineapple in 100% pineapple juice

  • 1 ½ cups chopped peeled ripe pears

  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrots

  • ½ cup flaked coconut (Optional)

  • ½ cup raisins (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin

  • 6 ½ cups white sugar


  1. Place crushed pineapple with juice, pears, carrots, flaked coconut, raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a large pot over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until pears are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Remove pot from heat and stir in pectin. Return to heat and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring frequently. Pour in sugar and bring back to a full boil. Cook jam for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim foam off the top.

  3. Pack jam into hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims to remove any excess residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large pot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water 2 inches apart using a holder. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove the jars from the pot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart; cool undisturbed, at least 12 hours. Press the top of each lid with a finger to ensure that the seal is tight. Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

96 Calories
1g Fat
24g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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