Glazed Old-Fashioned Carrot Marmalade, carrots, lemon, orange, jam, marmalade, cooking, how-to, vegan cooking

1. Gather the ingredients

  • 6 medium carrots
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of ginger
  • 3 cups of water

Glazed Old-Fashioned Carrot Marmalade, carrots, lemon, orange, jam, marmalade, cooking, how-to, vegan cooking

2. Dice the orange and lemon

Wash the citrus in very hot water to remove any wax from the skin. Do not peel, just chop into small chunks and remove all seeds.

Glazed Old-Fashioned Carrot Marmalade, carrots, lemon, orange, jam, marmalade, cooking, how-to, vegan cooking

3. Cut the ginger

Use a spoon to peel the ginger bit you will use, and chop or grind into small pieces. Place the diced fruit, ginger, sugar and water in a large stockpot but do not heat yet.

Glazed Old-Fashioned Carrot Marmalade, carrots, lemon, orange, jam, marmalade, cooking, how-to, vegan cooking

4. Bring to a boil

Cut the carrots into small bits, using a knife or a peeler, and add to the pot.

Glazed Old-Fashioned Carrot Marmalade, carrots, lemon, orange, jam, marmalade, cooking, how-to, vegan cooking

5. Cook

Stir on medium heat. Boil for about 20 minutes and stir occasionally but keep an eye on the mix. Add more water if you need to and heat until the carrots start looking glazed (translucent).

Glazed Old-Fashioned Carrot Marmalade, carrots, lemon, orange, jam, marmalade, cooking, how-to, vegan cooking

6. Blend

Once the mixture is thick, take the pot from the heat and let it cool. Blend and if you like, leave some chunky bits so you get flavor sparks every so often. Keep in the fridge, preserve by canning or freeze for later.

Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots