Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Can Jam Feb - Carrots

It's time for another Can Jam!
Huh - That month went by fast.
This month the challenge item was carrots.
At first, I was nonplussed. Carrots? Hmmmm. I like carrots, but I'm not crazy for canned carrots. Plus there was the addition of safety concerns. We can only use boiling water bath canning not pressure canning, so the recipes would be limited to pickles, relishes or what?
Well, while I was researching the Daring Cook's Feb. challenge, a Mezze dinner, I discovered rose water. Then I discovered Morabaa-yeh Haveej or Persian Carrot Jam made with rose water and lime.
Ok, maybe I can get into this carrot idea!

Morabaa-yeh Haveej or Carrot Jam with Rose Water and Lime

1 quart carrot juice
2 cups shredded carrot
1/2 cup bottled lime juice
2 Tbs rose water
1 tsp butter
4 cup sugar
1 pkg no sugar needed pectin
In a large pot boil together carrot juice, shredded carrots, lime juice, rose water and butter. Boil for 5 mins, add 4 cups of sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil and continue boiling for 20 mins. Add pectin, return to a boil and boil for 1 min.

Pour into prepared jars and boil in a boiling water bath canner for 10 mins.
Makes 6 pints and 1 half-pint.

Shredding carrots.

I had a few limes hanging around in my fridge so I squished them into the pot too.
A little added acid.

Jars getting ready for tops.

Pretty! I love the color of this jam!

I made some challah bread to eat with the jam.

This jam is awesome! It doesn't taste like carrots exactly. It tastes like a combination of pears/apricots/peaches.

I asked my Dad to blind taste test it. He didn't even get close to guessing that it was made from carrots. But he said it tasted good!
Personally and honestly, I think this is the best jam I have ever canned.
*Best Jam Ever*
Just think of all the beta carotene.
Super healthy jam too!


  1. Wow, I've never tired carrot jam before but the color looks amazing!

  2. that looks delicious: i love the color -- looks like liquid jewels! amazing that it tastes like so many yummy fruit!

  3. What delicious looking jam!! I love seeing what creative ideas everyone is coming up with! Three cheers for your recipe!

  4. Looks beautiful and silky. The color is like mango. What a beaut!

  5. This looks delicious. Funny we had the same idea, even though your recipe is a very little bit different because it calls for carrot juice whereas mine doesn't, and my recipe calls for additional oranges and cardamom. The texture of your jam looks great: like a jelly! I'll bookmark it to make it soon ;-).

  6. Wow, that looks fantastic! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. I'm definitely going to give this one a try soon!

  7. Wow! That looks fabulous! A jam would never have occurred to me! Mmmm....

  8. I am sooooo going to make this. I have a jar of rosewater in my bar (don't ask).



  9. I've never seen a jam recipe that uses carrots, but I have made one that uses zucchini and pineapple. This does look yummy!

  10. I'm so intrigued by the idea of carrot jelly, and rosewater. What a brilliant addition!

  11. I can't wait to try this, though I may use orange flower water instead as I prefer it. The only problem is that I can't get carrot juice where I am. Do you have any ideas how to do go about it without?