Sunday, April 18, 2010

Canning Carrots

My three year old LOVES canned carrots. Loves is an understatement. Every jar in the house is gone so I had to give in and buy carrots to can. So today we just HAD to can carrots. This child helped me every step of the way. His job was to load the jars with cut carrots. He then stirred the mixture. We did 29 pints of carrots this night. We did so many I had two canners going. YIPPEE.

This is a carrot!

This is little naked chef stirring the mixture.

This is the end result. 29 pints of carrots.
This is the recipe for Glazed Carrots
For 6 pints of carrots
6-7 pounds of carrots
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups water
1 cup orange juice
Wash and peel carrots. Cut carrots into coins, fill the jars.
Combine brown sugar, water and orange juice in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Fill jars with liquid. Add two piece lid.
Process pints and quarts at 30 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure in a steam-pressure canner.


Rachel said...

Cute pics. And thanks for posting the recipe. Is that the one you mentioned from the Ball book?

Marcie said...

Yep, this is right out of the ball book. He will seriously eat a jar a night if I let him.

He even helped me plant carrots this year so we would have enough to can. And these are HIS CARROTS. No one is allowed to touch them. Too cute.