Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Carrots carrots carrots. February Can Jam.

I am doing this post because something unfortunate has happened. DD made these carrots a week ago and they are supposed to sit for two weeks, so we tried them after one. Then tragedy struck, she doesn't like them.

But, she doesn't like carrots anyway. So, I'm the one who gets to write this one up. The recipe is from The New Preserves, so we've hit two from the same book now.

Sweet Pickled Carrots
1 pound carrots
1/4 cup water 
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon canning salt
3/4 teaspoon mustard seed
3/4 teaspoon celery seed
6 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon

Combine water, vinegar salt and sugar in pan and bring to a boil . Boil  to a boil. In each sterilized jar add 1/4 t mustard seed, 1/4 t celery seed and 2 cloves.  Break the cinnamon stick in three pieces and put one in each jar. Divide the carrots between the jars. Add vinegar mixture leaving 1/2 inch head space, seal and process for 10 minutes.

I love them, they remind me of something else so strongly it's killing me that I can't remember it. We packed the carrots in there pretty tight to begin with, but after processing they loosened up quite a bit.

I think they fit in nicely. We'll have to make more.


  1. I also made a pickle with my carrots, and after reading this, am thinking maybe I should have gone spicier. Hmmm... well, there's always the weekend. :-)

  2. The taste of these reminds me of something, I'm not sure where from it's always right on the tip of my tongue. Sometimes when I bite into one I'm not sure if I'm tasting the carrot in my mouth or the memory..... Problem is, I can't remember what it is and I've almost gone through the whole first can.

    I also have to say that your carrots look so nice in thier jars. We may have to try that recipe as well.

  3. I love the picture with all the canned goods in the cupboard!

  4. I'm actually enjoying taking the pictures. Every fifteen or twenty shots I actually take a nice one. Thanks.

    We'll have to do a post that describes them.