A wonderfully easy glazed carrot recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Great for special occasions or an every day meal.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place carrots in a shallow saucepan, and cover with water. Boil until tender. Drain, and return carrots to pan.

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  • Pour orange juice over carrots, and mix well. Simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, butter, and salt. Heat until butter and sugar melt.

Nutrition Facts

135.8 calories; 0.9 g protein; 20.8 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 131.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2005
This dish turned out excellently for me, about what I expected, BUT....after adding the orange juice and simmering, I looked at the excess of liquid and did the following: Drained the OJ off the carrots, added the br. sug. and margarine to the carrots in the saucepan, whisked the drained OJ with the salt, a dash of pepper, and 1 1/2 Tblsp cornstarch, drizzled honey over the carrots, mixed the cornstarch mixture in, and simmered 3-4 min more. Turned out fantastic! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
Very easy and kind of tasty but pretty boring despite touch of ground ginger I added. If you are looking for a nice carrot recipe try these. If you are looking for an exceptional carrot recipe look elsewhere. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2005
This dish turned out excellently for me, about what I expected, BUT....after adding the orange juice and simmering, I looked at the excess of liquid and did the following: Drained the OJ off the carrots, added the br. sug. and margarine to the carrots in the saucepan, whisked the drained OJ with the salt, a dash of pepper, and 1 1/2 Tblsp cornstarch, drizzled honey over the carrots, mixed the cornstarch mixture in, and simmered 3-4 min more. Turned out fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
The taste pf these ingredients together was really good, however, I gave four stars because after reading many reviews I decided to preapre them a little differently than the recipe states. I cooked the carrots in one pan and then added the ingredients for the sauce to another and whisked in 2 tsp. of cornstarch and brought it a boil. It made the perfect glaze that I then just poured over the cooked carrots. That seemed to work to solve the problem with the glaze that many others reported. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2006
I just made these for dinner, having tweaked a recipe from Sue Spitler. The ones I just made were so good I thought I'd share the difference. Cook the carrots in a little water. In a separate pan make the glaze: 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (at the very least), 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 1/4 teaspoon ground mace, a little pad of butter to aid against sticking to the pan, a few pinches of parsley, 3 or 4 dollops of ORANGE MARMELADE. Heat and stir till thick. You may want to let the glaze cool a little bit because it gets really hot and stays hot longer than expected. The marmelade lends some little chunks of oranges and I think is super super ... super tasty. Obviously NOT for those on a diet... the less you cook the carrots the more carrot flavor... the more you cook the carrots, the easier to disguise them (for children or those who usually don't like cooked carrots). Though I tweaked the recipe, I think Ms. Spitler is still right that you can also use yams and/or beets for this. I think the glaze is sooo good that it could be used with ice cream or... basically in dishes replacing caramel. Yum. (serves about 4 people as a side dish) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This recipe is terrific! I love glazed carrots but the syrupy sauce in my normal recipe kind of gets to me. This recipe isn't syrupy and has great flavor. I par-boiled the carrots and transferred all ingredients to a frying pan to cook down the sauce and give the carrots a nice roasted texture. Great recipe Heidi! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
add 1 pinch of cinnamon for flavor and 1 tsp of corn starch to thicken the syrup. PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2004
Instead of cooking in water, I cook the carrots in orange juice- it gives a more orangy flavor, I think I added a little ginger with the brown sugar and butter. I've made these also with regular carrots- slicing the carrots in thirds on the diagonal. Have made these several times now- my whole family likes it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Oh my goodness was this fantastic. I can honestly say it was one of the best recipes I've made from here and such a simple one. I didn't have any orange juice but I remembered I had some concentrated in a can in the freezer from another recipe. While the carrots were cooking I went ahead and scooped out about a forth of a cup put that in a small bowl added the brown sugar salt and just about a TBLS of water and about 1/2-1 tsp. of cornstarch and mixed it all up blending well. I also remember another reviewer adding cinnamon so add a very small amount about an 1/8 of a tsp. When the carrots were done steaming took out the steamer basket and poured out the water put the butter in and let it melt and poured in the orange juice/sugar mixture. Stirred well to blend and added the carrots. As it heated it thickened and produced the most magnificent glaze I have ever tasted. Every single carrot was just beautifully covered in this thick glaze. I will always use this recipe!! I think the concentrated oj made it a little more pronounced and loved it. Thank you so much for sharing this. Goes wonderful with pork chops or any main course for that matter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
Very easy and kind of tasty but pretty boring despite touch of ground ginger I added. If you are looking for a nice carrot recipe try these. If you are looking for an exceptional carrot recipe look elsewhere. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
Very easy! A nice taste too! Read More
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