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Citrus Peach Carrots

The bright flavors of lemon and peach balance the sweet earthiness of carrots in this delicious side. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • Place carrots and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 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