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Sweet Holiday Carrots

Fit for the finest holiday table, dried cranberries plumped in a mixture of honey and lemon juice guarantee a sweet-tart glaze for tender carrots. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 8 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • Place carrots and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Add pineapple, apple, cranberries, honey, lemon juice and salt; cook 3-4 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Combine butter, flour and cinnamon; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with walnuts before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 289 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • wildflower264
    Nov 17, 2015

    Just OK. Too much cinnamon taste. Will try it without cinnamon or just a daband add a little maple syrup to it.

  • menicki
    Nov 14, 2014

    We love carrots and this would have been good if they LEFT OUT the pineapple, cranberries, apples, honey, lemon juice, flour and cinnamon. this really was a waste of those things, will not make this again, next time I will just use the carrots and butter.

  • marteldann
    Feb 9, 2013

    Just not our favorite. We like carrots a lot but this combination just didn't seem to cut it. Had to force everyone to clean it up with other leftovers from Christmas dinner.

  • ryskamp
    Dec 28, 2011

    Fairly tasty, but not outstanding. It may have been the cinnamon that I may not have been especially fond of. Not a bad dish, but I think I would look for something better next time.

  • youngestdeb
    Dec 26, 2011

    So colorful and tasty, too. Everyone at Christmas dinner loved it!

  • youngestdeb
    Dec 26, 2011

    I made this for the first time for Christmas dinner for my family. My aunt has already asked for the recipe. Delicious and so colorful. Loved it!

  • youngestdeb
    Dec 26, 2011

    I made this for the first time for my family on Christmas. I had to send home a care package to my aunt & uncle that couldn't make the dinner and my aunt has called already and asked for the recipe. Loved it!

  • el4n6dir
    Dec 26, 2011

    I made this for Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit.

  • matteliz
    Dec 26, 2011

    We enjoyed these carrots. They reminded us of apple pie. This recipe yields a lot more than 5 servings, I think. We had tons of leftovers. I'm not sure I'll make it again because it was not especially outstanding, but I'm glad I tried it.

  • haleysaunt
    Dec 13, 2011

    Wow, even my husband ate his carrots!