Orange Spice Carrots

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023
To get my son to eat veggies, I mix and match flavors and spices. My slow-cooker carrots with orange and cinnamon won him over. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio


  • 2 pounds medium carrots or baby carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until carrots are tender, 4-5 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into carrot mixture until sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • For extra zing, top this recipe with a little orange zest.
  • Nutrition Facts

    2/3 cup: 187 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.