Ooh La La… Sweet Carrots & Spicy Cardamom Jam!

Indulge your sweet tooth with Sweet Carrots and Spicy Cardamom Jam…..

In order to help you make this delicious jam at home, we’d like to show you Alexis Ainouz’s (better known as French Guy Cooking) new recipe video:

Here’s the recipe:


  • 1 kilo of grated carrots
  • 1 kilo of jam sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 1 orange
  • green cardamom
  • 1 table spoon of rosewater (optional)


Thoroughly wash the jars and the lids with hot water and soap. Don’t wipe the inside, let everything air dry. Peel and grate the carrots, put them into a heavy bottomed pan along with 1 kilo of jam sugar. Add the juices of 2 limes and 1 orange as well as their zests. Mix all ingredients in the pot in 1 liter of water. While boiling add the green cardamoms in a tea-ball or a classic tea bag. In order to use a tea bag, you’d have to replace the herbs with the green cardamom (or other spices of your choice such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, jamaica peppers, etc). Let it boil for an hour or so, stirring occasionally. To check if the jam is done, pour a tablespoon of boiling jam onto a cold plate, then tilt the plate. The jam should run smoothly just like honey. If it’s too runny, you should put it back on the heat. When it’s done, add one or two table spoons of rosewater (optional). Fill up the jars with hot ham, leaving a little room on top. Check the edges of the jar, they must be clean. Close the jars and turn upside-down immediately. Store in a dry and cool place and use within 1 year.

Et voilà! Spread it on fresh bread, with a sprinkle of almonds and enjoy!

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Jams are the easiest preserves to make and there are plenty of recipes on Le Parfait’s site to consider. Click here to see what we mean.

The beautiful Le Parfait jars can be bought online by clicking here.

About French Guy Cooking:

French Guy Cooking first stepped into the limelight in 2011 when he was a finalist of a competition run by Uncle Ben’s and Jamie Oliver to find a You Tube cooking star. His recipe for 30 Minute Paris Bangkok Stew grabbed the attention of the judges because of the interesting fusion between two types of cuisine and his super slick production. Since then he has appeared in a pancake recipe video with Jamie Oliver and his You Tube following has gone from strength to strength. Word is that he is now working on a cookbook.



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