The sweet smell of this pineapple and carrot jam reminds me of home. I don’t know what it is about this combination, but this is truly one of my favorite jams ever! And guess what? It’s not a flavor that you’d typically find in stores.
This pineapple and carrot jam is unique, tasty, and has so much texture! What I love about homemade jams is that I have full control of the sugar. For this homemade jam recipe, the natural sweetness of the pineapple does most of the work. The sugar is here for a little extra sweetness and to achieve that thick texture.
This pineapple jam is everything you need in a jar! Perfect to enjoy with toast, crackers, oatmeal, bagels, and everything in between.
Yield: 1 3/4 cups ( 14 oz)
Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Total time: 45 min
1 lb carrots (2 cups grated)
1 lb pineapple (2 cups chunks)
1 ½ cups brown sugar
Grate the carrots.
Cut the pineapple into medium pieces. Don’t throw away the peel or core! Use them to make this refreshing pineapple peel water.
To a blender, add the pineapple pieces and blend.
Add the blended pineapple, grated carrots, and sugar to a medium pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer.
Simmer for 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Once you can see the bottom of the pot while stirring slowly, that’s when the jam is ready! Let it sit to cool at room temperature before storing it in jars.
Store in airtight jars for about 6 weeks.
For a slightly less sweet version, use a cup or 1 1/4 cup of sugar instead.
Uses for pineapple and carrot jam: Serve on toast, crackers, rice cakes, oatmeal, banana bread, fruit salad, or any other dessert!
$2.50. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only.
*Pineapple is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes that can fight inflammation, aid the immune system, and improve digestion.
They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese, providing 131% and 76% of the daily recommendations, respectively.
Pineapples contain bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that breaks down proteins. This may aid digestion, especially in those with pancreatic insufficiency. It's also believed that pineapples may have diuretic effects.
*Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. They also have several health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels and improving eye health.
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