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Honey Glazed Carrots

April 16, 2014Danita

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 It appears I’ve been posting A LOT of desserts lately!  I guess my “sweet tooth” must be working overtime.  I thought it might be time for something a little more “healthy” so I decided to make these Honey Glazed Carrots for dinner…and the blog.  

They were quick and easy.  No peeling and chopping is required.  They go in a very hot oven so cooking time is only about twenty minutes, depending on the size of your carrots. To go with these carrots,  I prepared pork chops on the griddle.  I used the griddle because the oven was WAY too hot for anything else.  Sweet always goes well with pork. 

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 2 lbs baby carrots with tops
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp block pepper
  • 2 Tbsp apple juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp water

Place a small roasting pan in oven and preheat to 500 degrees

Cut tops off carrots, leaving about 1 inch of green

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When pan and oven are preheated, remove pan

In hot pan stir together olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter

Add carrots, salt and pepper, tossing to coat

Bake 10 minutes

While carrots are baking, melt remaining butter in a small saucepan

Add apple juice, honey and water

Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and cook about 5 minutes or until mixture is “syrupy”

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Drizzle syrup over carrots and toss to coat

Return to oven for about 5-7 minutes or until carrots are tender

*If you don’t have baby carrots just cut larger ones in half lengthwise and cook as directed

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I’m not sure any recipe with 3 tablespoons of butter can be called “healthy”… but they were good!

16 Comments

  • Nannette and The Sweetheart

    April 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    These look amazing! I usually only like cooked carrots in a roast but I am giving these a try!

  • cheryljcope

    April 18, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Sounds delicious. I’ve never made carrots in the oven before. I’ll have to try it. I wouldn’t be concerned with the butter. It’s the honey that I’d be worried about.

  • www.booksbycorine.com

    April 18, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    These look delicious! Butter is healthier than you think. Pinning!

    1. Danita

      April 18, 2014 at 7:24 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Corine. Happy Easter…a little early! Have a blessed weekend.

  • Mary Collins

    April 17, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    These look delicious and I am not big on carrots. I need to try this.

  • alvinacastro3

    April 17, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    These look delicious! Pinning!

  • http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com

    April 16, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Mmmmmm those look perfect for Easter!

  • Kathy Bornarth

    April 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    I’m not a big fan of carrots, but you make these look so good. Butter makes everything better. Sounds healthy to me!!

  • Caden

    April 16, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Buttery carrots are the BEST! My grandma made the fancy long ones around holidays.

  • Ricci

    April 16, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Ok…I am a new carrot lover and these seriously look AMAZING!!!

  • aimee fauci

    April 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Ha ha… lots of butter, but that’s okay… you are still getting the healthy carrot…

  • logancan

    April 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    These look delicious! I’m definitely trying this recipe!

  • Alli

    April 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    I love honey glazed carrots. I usually cut them into matchsticks, but this is so much easier! Yum! Pinning!

  • Paris Anderson

    April 16, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    This sounds yummy! I am pinning so that I can try them.

  • DesignedByBH

    April 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    These look AMAZING! My hubby would love them!

    – Brooke –

  • Janelle

    April 16, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Yum! I have made these before and they are a great way to change up carrots! They look delicious!

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