Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 1 hr

Blue Ribbon Preserves

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 7 lbs baby carrots
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate


  1. Clean and peel carrots.
  2. Cut into 2 inch pieces.
  3. Combine water and brown sugar.
  4. Put carrots in another pan and bring to a boil; cook for 10 minutes.
  5. With the brown sugar, simmer till sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add orange juice concentrate; reduce heat and keep hot.
  7. Using slotted spoon, drain carrots and pack into hot jars, leaving 1 inch head space.
  8. Ladle hot syrup into jars covering carrots and leaving 1 inch head space
  9. Remove any trapped air bubbles
  10. You may need to add more syrup.
  11. Process jars at 11 lbs pressure for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

The ingredients states baby carrots then the directions state to cut the carrots into 2 inch pieces??? Thats about what baby carrots are! My finale amount was 2 quarts of jarred carrots and had plenty of syrup! Which I cut back on the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and still was plenty sweet. I added 3 quarter size slices of fresh ginger root to the syrup. These are very sweet & tender crisp! These will be fine in the fridge for up to 2 weeks without processing them. That is if they last that long!!!:). You will see they just disappear for some reason! ;)

Rita~ April 30, 2006