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Glazed Carrots
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Baked Honey Glazed Carrots with Butter and Brown Sugar

Glazed carrots are a classic side dish for the holidays or a simple Sunday lunch. The sweet, sticky glaze infuses the tender carrots with a burst of flavor and texture that is sure to impress your guests.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Elle John

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds carrots peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
  • Add ¼ cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of honey to the melted butter. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture begins to bubble.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper to the butter mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Add 2 pounds of peeled carrots to the sweet glaze and mix until well coated.
  • Add ¼ cup of water to the saucepan. Cover the pan with a lid and let simmer for 8-10 minutes, occasionally stirring the carrots.
  • Remove the lid from the pan and let the carrots simmer for another 5-7 minutes, when the glaze has thickened and the carrots are fully cooked.
  • Transfer the glazed carrots to a baking dish and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized and the carrots are tender.
  • Remove the carrots from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

  • When selecting carrots, look for ones that are firm and brightly colored. Avoid carrots that are soft or wilted.
  • Make sure to stir the carrots occasionally while simmering to ensure that they cook evenly and are fully coated in the glaze.
  • If you prefer a stronger flavor, you can add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the butter mixture.
  • To save time, you can peel and chop the carrots ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you're ready to use them.
  • Maple syrup can be used as a substitute for honey.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 19076IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.4mg