I posted this awhile ago with What to do with a Bag of Carrots. But I thought it was worth mentioning again since it was SOOOOO good, and would make such a nice homemade gift! It even tastes kind of Christmasy. :)
I just happened upon this recipe. They said it was an award winner so I gave it a go. It's AMAZING! It never lasts long at our house.
1 1/2 c sugar
1 package ball simple creation freezer jam pectin
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground cloves (the only ingredient I didn't already have)
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice
2 c shredded carrots (about 3)
2 c chopped apples (about 1 large, I also peeled mine)
Stir sugar, pectin cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg until well blended and set aside.
Drain pineapple, reserve 1/2 cup pineapple juice, set aside
Combine juice, carrots, and apples in a medium saucepan
Bring to boil, stirring occasionally
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes
Transfer into blender (half at a time) this is much easier than using a potato masher!!
Let cool 15 minutes
Add pectin mixture to fruit
Let stand until thickened - 30 minutes
Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze for a year!
Makes 40 ounces
This is seriously good! Slap a bow on it and it's an awesome gift!