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Apricot-Orange Glazed Carrots

Looking for an easy way to dress up cooked carrots, I hit on this delicious recipe. The fruity glaze complements the natural sweetness of the carrots. I've found this versatile side dish can be used with almost any meat.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  • Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 9-11 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan, combine the remaining ingredients; cook and stir until lightly thickened. Return carrots to the pan; stir until glazed and heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 98 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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