This was my grandmother's recipe. It is easy to make and goes great with any meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, boil carrots until tender but crisp. Remove from heat, drain, and place in a medium bowl with onion and pepper.

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, blend oil, sugar, vinegar, almond extract and basil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.

  • Pour the oil mixture over the carrot mixture. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight before serving cold.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 44.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
I was unsure at first when reading this recipe but after making it and trying it it was very yummy. The carrots tasted like candy. Yummy recipe and will make again. Just to note my kids wouldn't eat them but they barely tried them! (Ages 6 3 & 3) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2003
I didn't care for this too much. It seemed like it would be tasty because I love carrots and almonds but the almond extract was too bold. It may have been because I used imitation almond extract instead of pure. The onions and almond extract is a poor combination. I didn't much taste the oregano in this recipe and if I had left it out it probably would have tasted the same. I won't be making this again. Read More
(10)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
I was unsure at first when reading this recipe but after making it and trying it it was very yummy. The carrots tasted like candy. Yummy recipe and will make again. Just to note my kids wouldn't eat them but they barely tried them! (Ages 6 3 & 3) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
A different way to serve carrots! Very tasty would definatley make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Great recipe and so easy. I leave out the almond extract as often as I add it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2003
I didn't care for this too much. It seemed like it would be tasty because I love carrots and almonds but the almond extract was too bold. It may have been because I used imitation almond extract instead of pure. The onions and almond extract is a poor combination. I didn't much taste the oregano in this recipe and if I had left it out it probably would have tasted the same. I won't be making this again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2005
For this past Thanksgiving everything went well with the Almond Carrots (as directed above). However I would suggest using only one and half teaspoon of almond extract. Yes the almond flavoring does go a long way. Overall this is a great quick and easy recipe for a vegetable dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Delicious!! My 3 year old even thought so:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I made this recipe for my daughters wedding and it was a hit. The greatest part is that you can do it the night before so you're not so frantic on the day of the wedding trying to prepare all the last minute food. I also sprinkled on some toasted slivered almonds as they were served on the plate for a beautiful presentation. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
It's a special taste. I'm not crazy about it but my husband loved it. Make sure you cook the carrots JUST RIGHT (not to hard or soft) or it doesn't come out right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
We really enjoyed these carrots. I used honey in place of the white sugar perhaps 2 tbs. That was my only change. I seriously doubt I could keep them in the fridge for 24 hours I was picking at them because I couldn't wait 8 hours. Thanks Ladyem we will have these often. Read More
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