Contest-Winning Glazed Carrot Coins Recipe
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Contest-Winning Glazed Carrot Coins Recipe

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These glossy carrots, flavored with orange juice, cinnamon and ginger, are pretty enough for a special meal. To save time, you could substitute two 15-ounce cans of carrots for the fresh ones. —Helen Bethel, Maysville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 94 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 vegetable, 1/2 frui


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, orange juice, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Add the carrots; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Carrot Coins in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p 31

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"I tried this recipe and it was delicious. Then I tried it with parsnips--also delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"I used this recipe, too! I admit that I DID omit the brown sugar, though, for health issues! I'd also omitted the ginger, but I used the ground cinnamon and 6 to 12 carrots! It's just my Mom & myself, so

I used it just for us! I admit that brown sugar DOES give carrots a nice flavor!
It IS a dish I keep in the back my my mind when I want to prepare a carrot side dish!
Thank you for sharing this recipe, Helen Bethel! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"Excellent taste, quick and easy to make. What more can you want?"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"I used 2 lbs. baby carrots and doubled the other ingredients here. Very delicious, sweet and good carrot taste."

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