This is a recipe I made way back in sixth grade home economics class and it's still a favorite!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and brown sugar. Add carrots and raisins and stir until coated.

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Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 50.6g 16% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 23.1mg 8% DV; sodium 624.5mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (107)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
This was exactly what I was looking for! The only change I made was to add a 20-ounce can of drained pineapples tidbits. This was good the first day (after 5 hours in the fridge), but it was SUPERB the next day after all the flavors had melded together nicely. I can't believe how easy this was. My husband did think it was too sweet (maybe this was because of the pineapples), so next time I will omit the tablespoon of sugar. Just as a side note, the recipe says it's 4 servings, but it is easily double that and then some. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/18/2004
This was bland and the dressing is too heavy. I'd had enough after only 1 or 2 bites. Read More
(8)
131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
This was exactly what I was looking for! The only change I made was to add a 20-ounce can of drained pineapples tidbits. This was good the first day (after 5 hours in the fridge), but it was SUPERB the next day after all the flavors had melded together nicely. I can't believe how easy this was. My husband did think it was too sweet (maybe this was because of the pineapples), so next time I will omit the tablespoon of sugar. Just as a side note, the recipe says it's 4 servings, but it is easily double that and then some. Read More
(117)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
Initially when I tasted this salad just after making it I didn't like it too much mayo flavor but after putting in the fridge for several hours it was delicious. All the flavors blended and it was yummy. I also used light mayo and light sour cream. This recipe is a keeper have made it twice already this week. Read More
(56)
Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2005
I thought the sour cream gave a it a nice richness, but the sugar made it too sweet. Carrots and raisins are sweet enough, the sugar is not needed. I'll make this again, but just skip the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
Delicious! My mom always made this with just mayonnaise in the dressing I think the sour cream really adds something. I like it as a sandwich filling too on wheat bread with peanut butter! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2003
I really loved this recipe! My kids even liked it and quite frankly, both really don't like carrots that much. The sauce was just right and added a wonderful sweetness to the carrots and raisons. I thought it was delicious. I will make this again. Great for a potluck! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
yum! i added crushed pineapple & it was exactly what i was looking for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2003
This recipe is good! I used two 8 oz bags of the fresh pre-shredded carrots and I still didnt use all of the dressing mixture. It ended up being way more than 4 servings but with less carrots there was way too much dressing in my opinion. I also added a small can of drained pineapple tidbits. I will make this again. Thank you! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
Easy and quick to make. Everyone loved it! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
Used reduced fat sour sour cream and mayo. Came out good. Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
06/18/2004
This was bland and the dressing is too heavy. I'd had enough after only 1 or 2 bites. Read More
(8)
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