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Carrot jam

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 2 jars per lb carrots
Dietary Vegetarian


  1. Select young carrots; wash and scrape them clean, cut them into round pieces, put them into a saucepan with sufficient water to cover them, and let them simmer until perfectly soft; then beat them through a sieve.

  2. Weigh the pulp, and to every 450g/1lb, allow the above ingredients. Put the pulp into a preserving-pan with the sugar, and let this boil for 5 minutes, stirring and skimming all the time.

  3. When cold, add the lemon-rind and juice, almonds and brandy; mix these well with the jam; then put it into pots which must be well covered and kept in a dry place. The brandy may be omitted, but the preserve will then not keep; with the brandy it will keep for months.


  • carrots
  • allow 450g/1lb of pounded sugar to every 450g/1lb of carrot pulp
  • 1 lemon, the grated rind of
  • 2 lemons, the strained juice of
  • 6 chopped bitter almonds
  • 2 tbsp brandy

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