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Sweet Holiday Carrots Recipe

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Fit for the finest holiday table, dried cranberries plumped in a mixture of honey and lemon juice guarantee a sweet-tart glaze for tender carrots. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 289 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place carrots and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Add pineapple, apple, cranberries, honey, lemon juice and salt; cook 3-4 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Combine butter, flour and cinnamon; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with walnuts before serving. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Holiday Carrots in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p25

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 289 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

Just not our favorite. We like carrots a lot but this combination just didn't seem to cut it. Had to force everyone to clean it up with other leftovers from Christmas dinner.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

Fairly tasty, but not outstanding. It may have been the cinnamon that I may not have been especially fond of. Not a bad dish, but I think I would look for something better next time.

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

So colorful and tasty, too. Everyone at Christmas dinner loved it!

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

I made this for the first time for Christmas dinner for my family. My aunt has already asked for the recipe. Delicious and so colorful. Loved it!

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

I made this for the first time for my family on Christmas. I had to send home a care package to my aunt & uncle that couldn't make the dinner and my aunt has called already and asked for the recipe. Loved it!

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