How To Make Glazed Carrots

If you’re looking for a way to get your kids to eat their vegetables, try glazed carrots. Both adults and kids love them. Their sweet glaze makes them irresistible for everyone. Plus, the taste goes well with many main dishes. Here’s how to make glazed carrots:

Ingredients and supplies:

4 medium carrots
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons butter
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
Medium skillet with lid

  1. Prepare the carrots. Wash each carrot. Then peel them, if you wish. You can also choose not to peel them. Thinly slice them, either into “fingers” or into rounds.
  2. Cook the carrots. Add the carrots, water, and butter to a medium skillet. Turn the heat to medium-high, and bring the water to a boil. Then cover with the lid, and let the mixture cook until the liquid is gone. This should take about five minutes. Check the carrots with a fork to make sure they are cooked through.
  3. Add the glaze. Add the glaze ingredients (all remaining ingredients) to the skillet. Stir so that the carrots are separated and coated in the glaze.
  4. Continue to cook. Continue cooking until the glaze has stuck to the carrots and they have become a little bit browned. Stir constantly so that the mixture does not burn. Do not overcook, or the carrots will become mushy.
  5. Serve. Serve the glazed carrots warm. You may want to garnish them with parsley, or season them with pepper. Do not let them sit too long, or the glaze will solidify into candy.

Glazed carrots have a deliciously sweet taste, making them sure to be a hit with your family and guests. They make a great side dish for many meals, including beef, chicken, fish, or pasta, and take just a few minutes to make. For a stronger orange taste, try adding a little orange zest. You can also try adding brown sugar for a sweeter version, but you should dissolve the sugar in the orange juice before adding it to the skillet. For a sweet yet spicy version, ground fresh black pepper into the glaze.


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Another great way to cook carrots is in chicken stock until they are fork tender, then drain most of the liquid, add a bit of brown sugar and cook for a few minutes to glaze the carrots -- yum! Thanks for another good idea for serving carrots.

By Marion Cornett