This tangy, fruity side dish looks beautiful served hot out of the oven. If you don't want to heat up the oven, the carrots are pretty good simply simmered for 5 minutes in the sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Bring carrots and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and steam until the carrots are just tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir together the apricot preserves, cornstarch, dried apricots, and raisins in a saucepan. Place over medium heat, and cook until the mixture bubbles, thickens, and turns clear, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Once the carrots have cooked, drain, and stir into the apricot preserves. Pour into a baking dish, and bake in preheated oven until the sauce has thickened further, and turned light brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

203.7 calories; 1.5 g protein; 52.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 75.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2014
Used Polaner Apricot Fruit Spread steamed the carrots in the microwave and used diagonally-cut organic carrots instead of baby carrots. I did add a garnish of some chopped pecans which gave it an interesting crunch. I did not see the need to bake in the oven the carrots were cooked perfectly and I didn t want to see them cook to mush and the sauce was plenty thick. It s a bit on the sweet side but bursting with apricot flavor. So many carrot recipes are partnered with orange it s nice to see the variation with the apricot which really works. No complaints here it was easy everybody liked it and I will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2008
This was a good side... edible but not spectacular. I doubt that I would make it again as-is although I might consider trying it again and modifying some of the ingredients. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2014
Used Polaner Apricot Fruit Spread steamed the carrots in the microwave and used diagonally-cut organic carrots instead of baby carrots. I did add a garnish of some chopped pecans which gave it an interesting crunch. I did not see the need to bake in the oven the carrots were cooked perfectly and I didn t want to see them cook to mush and the sauce was plenty thick. It s a bit on the sweet side but bursting with apricot flavor. So many carrot recipes are partnered with orange it s nice to see the variation with the apricot which really works. No complaints here it was easy everybody liked it and I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2014
Used Polaner Apricot Fruit Spread steamed the carrots in the microwave and used diagonally-cut organic carrots instead of baby carrots. I did add a garnish of some chopped pecans which gave it an interesting crunch. I did not see the need to bake in the oven the carrots were cooked perfectly and I didn t want to see them cook to mush and the sauce was plenty thick. It s a bit on the sweet side but bursting with apricot flavor. So many carrot recipes are partnered with orange it s nice to see the variation with the apricot which really works. No complaints here it was easy everybody liked it and I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2008
This was a good side... edible but not spectacular. I doubt that I would make it again as-is although I might consider trying it again and modifying some of the ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2007
I made this dish for our big family dinner on Sunday after church. Everyone enjoyed it. It was definitly different. We talked about using orange marmalade instead of apricot. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
Yum! This looked like a really interesting recipe. I had to try it! I used what I had on hand which was a jar of Polaner's All Fruit with Fiber-Apricot and then threw in unmeasured amounts of golden raisins currants and Craisins. It turned out to be delicious! Very sweet-maybe a bit too sweet but that's with my changes. My husband's first words upon trying it were "Wow. It's very good. Very very good. Wow." Thanks for such a creative recipe! It's nice to have something different on the table. Read More
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