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Citrus Peach Carrots

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

The bright flavors of lemon and peach balance the sweet earthiness of carrots in this delicious side. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Citrus Peach Carrots Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fresh baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup salted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped


  1. Place carrots and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. In another microwave-safe bowl, combine the preserves, butter, orange juice, lemon zest and pepper. Cook, uncovered, on high for 30-45 seconds or until butter is melted. Pour over carrots; sprinkle with almonds and toss to coat.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don't have roasted almonds, stir in toasted chopped pecans or walnuts for added crunch and flavor.
  • Editor's Note
    This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

    Nutrition Facts

    3/4 cup: 193 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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    • Valerie K
      Jun 15, 2019

      Doesn't look appealing to the eye. !!!

    • AvidcookGAtoCA
      Jun 1, 2019

      Oh my, so easy and so good! I just tried this recipe from the April/May 2019 Simple and Delicious and glad I did. I had everything on hand except almonds, so I subbed coarsely chopped pecans. This side dish came together in a flash and got 2 thumbs up from me, husband, and 5 year old granddaughter. Lynne, Volunteer Field Editor