Sweet Holiday Carrots Recipe
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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


  • 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: 289 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein


  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

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"Just OK. Too much cinnamon taste. Will try it without cinnamon or just a dab

and add a little maple syrup to it."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"We love carrots and this would have been good if they LEFT OUT the pineapple, cranberries, apples, honey, lemon juice, flour and cinnamon. this really was a waste of those things, will not make this again, next time I will just use the carrots and butter."

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

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

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