Canned Sweet Carrots Recipe

Easy Canning for Garden Vegetables

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Canned carrots will retain their sweet flavor, and the texture will be perfect for any dish you use them in. To check the seals to ensure the jars have sealed correctly, wait until the jars have cooled completely (which can take up to 24 hours). Push the center of lid, and if it doesn’t indent, the jar has sealed correctly. If the lid does indent after applying pressure, then the jar is not sealed and must be refrigerated. Most unsealed canned foods will stay fresh when chilled for up to 2 weeks. Always refer to your recipe for the period of time the food will remain safe to eat.

Use carrots that are 1 to 1-1/2 inch diameter for best results. These carrots may also be sliced in ¼-inch slices before canning, if you prefer.

Ingredients:

  • 12 lbs. carrots, peeled and tops removed
  • 3 tsp. canning salt

Directions:

Prepare the canning jars according the manufacturer’s instructions and keep them hot. Dice the cleaned carrots, trying to keep them all as close to the same size as possible. Place the carrots into a 12-qt. pot and cover them with water. Place the pot over high heat and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes or until tender on the outside but still firm in the middle.

Fill each jar with the hot carrots and with enough of cooking liquid to leave a 1-inch headspace. Add 1/2 tsp. of salt to each jar and release the air bubbles. Add more carrots and liquid if necessary to retain the recommended headspace. Wipe the rims and seal the jars. Place the jars in the pressure canner and bring the pressure to 10 lbs. Process the jars for 25 minutes, then allow the pressure to drop to 0. Let the carrots stand in the unopened canner for 10 minutes. Carefully remove and cool in a draft-free area, then check the seals. Boil your carrots for 10 minutes before eating or tasting. Makes 6 pints.

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes
Processing Time: approximately 25 minutes
Standing Time: approximately 10 minutes
Total Time: approximately 50 minutes

Nutritional Information: (approximate values per 1/2 C serving)
Calories 94; Fat 0g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 22g; Fiber 7g; Protein 2g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 424mg.

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