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Carrot cake jam has all the spices and taste of your favourite carrot cake but in a jar!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: jam
Servings: 4
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 800 g/1 3/4lb carrots
  • juice and zest of 2 oranges
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 300 g/11oz jam sugar
  • 150 g/5oz dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g/2oz chopped walnuts


  • Peel and chop the carrots
  • zest and juice the lemon and oranges
  • Cook the carrots in the fruit juices till tender
  • Blitz in blender then return to the pan and add the sugars and spices
  • Once sugar has completely dissolved raise heat to boil and cook till setting point
  • Stir in the walnuts then ladle into sterilised jars