Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

Golden carrot “coins” taste even better when coated with this buttery brown-sugar glaze.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
pounds carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (12 to 14 medium)
1/2
teaspoon salt, if desired
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Heat 1 inch water to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Add carrots and, if desired, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered 12 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  • 2 While carrots are cooking, heat brown sugar, butter, orange peel and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly. Be careful not to overcook or the mixture will taste scorched. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Drain carrots. Stir carrots into brown sugar mixture. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and gently, until carrots are glazed and hot.

Expert Tips

Want this dish to look really special? Cut the carrots into diagonal slices or julienne strips. Be sure to decrease the cooking time because the carrots will have more surface area and cook more quickly.

Add another flavor dimension to this veggie side dish by stirring in 1 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot with the orange peel.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
380 mg
380 %;
Total Carbohydrate
28 g
28 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.