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Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

These beautifully glazed carrots are colorful and dressed up enough for Christmas dinner. They have become such a favorite side dish that I often double the easy one-skillet recipe!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh mint or minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Place 1 in. of water in a skillet; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute green onions in butter until tender. Stir in the honey, orange zest, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Combine cornstarch and orange juice until smooth; stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Return carrots to the pan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with mint.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 133 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • newrecipejunkie
    Apr 1, 2013

    Just made this yesterday for Easter dinner. Everyone liked them, especially hard-to-please Husband. I did pre-cook the carrots the day before because we do not like crisp-tender cooked vegetables. I then reheated them for 5 minutes in the microwave while sautéing the onions and continued with the recipe. I will definitely make these again.