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Orange Candied Carrots

My son always asks for these glazed carrot coins at Thanksgiving. The orange flavor in the sweet mild sauce really comes through. This pleasant side dish is a great way to dress up a meal of holiday leftovers. —Lori Lockrey, West Hill, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 pound butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 orange zest strip (1 to 3 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Place 1 in. of water and carrots in a skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the butter, cranberry sauce, orange zest, brown sugar and salt. Cover and process until blended. Drain carrots; drizzle with cranberry mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 404 calories, 31g fat (19g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Disir
    Sep 28, 2014

    This was pretty good. I thought that you would be able to tell that there was jellied cranberry sauce but you can't. I also tried to run the sauce through the blender and it wouldn't work (my fault not the fault of the recipe) and wound up having to peel off some zest with a grater and then using beaters to mix. I didn't have as much zest as I would have if I had used the peel but a little goes a long way for us.

  • snowbob
    Dec 8, 2011

    Omit the orange zest.