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Marmalade-Glazed Carrots

This side dish is ideal when you’d like to serve your vegetables in a different way for a special dinner. Cinnamon and nutmeg season baby carrots that are simmered with orange marmalade and brown sugar. —Barb Rudyk, Vermilion, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh carrots halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the carrots, marmalade, 1 tablespoon water, brown sugar, butter and seasonings. Cover and cook on low until carrots are tender, 5-6 hours.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into carrot mixture. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 30 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 159 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • DWare5883
    Dec 13, 2015

    Love it. Great holiday/fall recipe. Save yourself some time and just buy baby petite carrots. Comes out just fine.

  • Kgarret8
    Nov 23, 2014

    This makes for a good alternative holiday side. I didn't give it five stars because I felt like the recipe came out a bit bitter. It might have been the marmalade. I always feel like its a tad bitter. So, since I'm from the south, I ended up doubling the brown sugar and butter :) I also thickened it up a bit more with more cornstarch because I like a thick sauce that sticks to the carrot and doesn't run over everything in your plate.

  • Miraoli
    Sep 6, 2013

    It was good but not my favorite. I had to leave out the cinnamon due to an allergy and I am sure that is what made the difference. My husband liked his though. (He sprinkled cinnamon on them)

  • cindying
    Jul 21, 2013

    No comment left

  • lurky27
    May 21, 2013

    Yummy & so easy to just throw in the slow cooker! Nice flavors!~ Theresa

  • katlaydee3
    Feb 3, 2013

    I do not like carrots but I made this recipe for a family dinner because everyone else likes them. They said the flavor was good but the carrots were still too raw after 6 hours on low and 1/2 hour on high. My mother took the leftovers home and plans to continue cooking them on the stovetop.

  • Kidcook101
    Jan 4, 2013

    Very good, I made it for my Mom, Dad and sister. My sister dosn't like marmalade but she loved this!

  • LibbiPeach
    Dec 8, 2011

    Very good and another fix it and forget it for a while recipe.

  • bubunny
    Apr 15, 2010

    I'm sure my family will love this recipe.   Thanks for the review. 

  • alohamryan
    Apr 15, 2010

    This is an awesome recipe and so easy to get ready. I think it would make a great alternative to sweet potatoes at the holidays. We added a few chopped pecans when we served these and they were an added delight. Will make this again for sure!!