Copper Pennies Recipe
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Copper Pennies Recipe

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This recipe has become such a reliable standby for me that it's expected and welcomes by my friends. This dish can be served chilled for a salad or warm for a side dish. Either way it's always a hit. This can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for a few days.—Agnes Circello, Belle Rose, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 pounds carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 144 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Cook the carrots just until crisp-tender; drain. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add carrots and stir until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate at least 3-4 hours.
  2. Serve cold as a salad, or warm it and use as a side dish. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Copper Pennies in Reminisce March/April 1993, p45

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Quiltedbeaders User ID: 6757245 17388
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"I made this two weeks ago and it was delicious. I am making it again today to take to a pot luck dinner."

teri396 User ID: 3790128 16973
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"Family did not like the vinegar, will need to cut back next time. Served warm also used tomato soup."

darwin806 User ID: 1793576 17336
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2008

"I have made this receipe several times. I use the can carrots,(4) drain the juice. I use tomato soup instead of the tomato juice.Also you can use, white or brown vinegar. It still tastes great."

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