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Homemade carrot marmalade

There's something special about homemade marmalade, especially if it's made with ingredients from your own garden. This is my favorite carrot marmalade recipe.

Ett helt frukostbord med mackor, ägg, müsli och morotsmarmelad.
  • 17 ounces (around 500 g) carrots (preferably winter carrots)
  • 4 lemons, zest, and juice
  • 2 cups (around 5 dl) water
  • a little bit less than 5 cups (around 12 dl) granulated sugar

My favorite carrot marmalade recipe comes from Monika Ahlberg's cookbook from Rosendals Garden Cafe here in Sweden. Few ingredients, plenty of carrots and amazing flavor. If you don't know what to do with your carrots yet, look no further!


Peel and grate the carrots.
Brush the lemons in hot water. Zest and juice the lemons.
Put all the ingredients except the sugar in a suitable jam pot and boil until the carrots are soft and some of the water has evaporated.
Add the sugar and boil for another 15 minutes until you get the right consistency. Test it by pouring a little marmalade on a plate.
Remove the foam and pour the marmalade into pre-warmed glass jars.

This delicious carrot marmalade really puts a festive spin on your everyday breakfast toast. Enjoy!


Recipe: Sara Bäckmo
Photo: Maria Strömberg Bååth

2 responses to “Homemade carrot marmalade”

  1. Mary Dunn says:

    Hi,I am interested in making your carrot marmalade.Five cups of sugar seems like a lot.Can the amount be reduced without it ruining the final product?Also, do you process the jars after filling them in a hot water bath,or do you just refrigerate it?I belong The a family run farm co-op in Connecticut in the U.S.A. And have a lot of fresh carrots on hand.There are also some other members of the co-op who would like to try this recipe.Thank you-I really enjoy your site,Mary Dunn

    • Sara Bäckmo says:

      Hm, I have not tried to reduce the amout of sugar. I try not to experiment with that since sugar preserve the product and make it last without the hot water batch or anything else. It would be interesting if you try with your methods, I'd love to hear about the result. Good luck!

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