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Sweet Holiday Carrots Recipe

Sweet Holiday Carrots Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. Place carrots and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2. Add pineapple, apple, cranberries, honey, lemon juice and salt; cook 3-4 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 3657446 237541
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"Just OK. Too much cinnamon taste. Will try it without cinnamon or just a dab

and add a little maple syrup to it."

menicki User ID: 87508 176613
Reviewed 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 User ID: 49794 131296
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1968195 176609
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6423896 122246
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

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

youngestdeb User ID: 6423896 193910
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6423896 176695
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1369211 193748
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 77962 115250
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1327438 176608
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Wow, even my husband ate his carrots!"

stansclan User ID: 1688898 191246
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"This was very good - sweet and flavorful."

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