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Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots
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On any given day, I normally just steam a bag of frozen vegetables, but I like to do some special for the holidays. Glazed Carrots are such a simple dish to make and they taste so good.  A perfect side dish to accompany your Holiday meal.

You can glaze your carrots with sugar or honey.  I use a both along with some thyme, orange juice, pinch of cinnamon, salt and pepper.  These carrots are quick and easy to make.   They end up with a gorgeous glossy golden color, full of flavor and tender.  They are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or even Easter.  With the sweetness add, even your children will eat these without a fuss.

I used to boil the carrots first and then saute them until they were glazed.  Now, I am down to using just a skillet instead of two pots and pans and the added chicken stock gives them additional flavor.

Note:  I look for thinner, organic carrots since they will look nice as a presentation and still have the stems on.  Simply remove any leafy greens.  You could also slice the carrots on a diagonal if you like.  Additionally, if you make these Glazed Carrots for Easter, I would leave out the pinch of cinnamon which is more of an Autumn/Winter spice.

In just a few minutes, you can make these tasty glazed carrots that will be a hit with your family and friends.

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Glazed Carrots

November 17, 2019
: 4-6
: Easy

A perfect side dish for the holidays! In just a few minutes, you can make these tasty glazed carrots that will be a hit with your family and friends.


  • 2 bunches organic carrots, peeled
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tablespoons of orange juice concentrate
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 7-8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2-3 Pinches of cinnamon
  • Step 1 Peel the carrots. Trim the leafy greens from the top, but leave a little of the stem on. Also trim the other end if needed.  You could also slice the carrots instead of leaving them whole.
  • Step 2 Place the peeled carrots, chicken stock, orange juice concentrate,sugar, thyme sprigs, salt and pepper into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Step 3 Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 7-10 minutes, rotating the carrots occasionally. Carrots should be almost tender when pierced with a point of a paring knife.
  • Step 4 Uncover, and cook until the liquid has reduced to a couple of tablespoons.
  • Step 5 Add the butter, honey and a several pinches of cinnamon to the skillet. Toss until the carrots are coated. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Carrots should be completely tender and have a glossy, golden color.
  • Step 6 Remove from the heat.
  • Step 7
  • Step 8 Serve immediately.


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