How To Make Carrot and Orange Jam

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Ingredients: Carrot and Orange Jam Recipe

Photo of Carrots2 lb / 1,000 grams of carrots
42 fl oz / 1,250 ml of tap water
2 1/2 lb / 1,150 grams of white granulated sugar
3 oranges
1 lemon or lime

Method - What To Do

This is a really tangy and refreshing jam, quite different to a traditional orange marmalade. It is a great way to start the day when spread on toast, and with the addition of carrots, it certainly makes this sweet indulgence feel just a little more healthy.

Photo of OrangesStart by peeling and grating all of the carrots. Add the grated carrots to a large saucepan, together with the water, and bring the pan to a boil, simmering until the contents start to feel tender. At this stage, add the juice and the zest of the three oranges and continue to simmer for an additional five minutes.

Tip in all of the white sugar, as well as the juice and zest of the lemon (or lime) and continue to gently boil the jam mixture, stirring periodically so that it does not begin to burn on the bottom of the saucepan. Simmer the mixture for around 30 minutes and as the jam begins to reduce, it will start to noticeably thicken and become more like a sticky syrup.

Place a teaspoon of the carrot and orange jam onto a plate that has been previously chilled in a freezer. If a skin immediately begins to form and the jam starts to wrinkle when it is touched, the mixture is ready to be allowed to cool and set. If not, return it to a simmer and test once more in this way, every three or four minutes.

Once the jam is ready to fully set, remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes, so that the fruit will not rise to the top or settle at the bottom when spooned into the sterilised jars.

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