Carrot Cake Marmalade

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Carrot Cake Marmalade

This recipe was created several years ago to use up an abundance of carrots from my farm share at  Applenton Farms.  It has become a recipe I make through out the year. A jar of Carrot Cake Marmalade make a great hostess gift, and easy appetizer to assemble and serve to unexpected company! Visit Laura at The Cave on Main Street  today open 9-5  for this yummy Chevre Cheese shown in the photo below.

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Carrot Cake Marmalade

Ingredients

3 cups shredded carrots

1  20 oz. can crushed pineapple and it’s natural juices

2 cup ripe Bartlett Pear; roughly chopped

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cinnamon stick

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 cups granulated sugar

2 cups light brown sugar

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 heaping cup golden raisins

1/23 cup Malibu Caribbean Rum

1  1.75 ounce packet powdered fruit pectin

2/3 cup Flaked coconut

Step-by-Step

1 in large stockpot combine carrots, pineapple, pay her, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon,  ground nutmeg, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar together; stir continuously until mixture comes to rolling boil

2 reduce heat to medium simmer 20 minutes; stir often

3 add vanilla raisins and Caribbean Malibu Rum; mix well

4 add fruit pectin; mix well; increase heat to high setting; bring to rolling boil; boil one minute; Remove from heat

5 add shredded coconut; mix well; carefully remove cinnamon stick from hot marmalade

6 carefully ladle hot marmalade into approximately seven 1/2 pint size sterile mason jars; fix sterile lid and ring onto each jar

7 process jars in water bath 10 minutes; remove jars from water bath; cool over night

8  serve with Chevre cheese, lightly toasted Sourdough Bread, or plain cracker, and toasted pecans

* notes ~ processed mason jars will keep several months in cool pantry; marmalade will keep refrigerated 10 days in airtight container, unprocessed; also delicious served serve over warm Brie Cheese

I love my visits to The Cave.  Laura always has delicious samples available through out the store for her customers….It’s the perfect place to shop for mothers day gifts! Open 9-5 today!

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