Caramelized Carrots

Parsnips can be substituted in this dish. If using parsnips, cut them into long, skinny strips instead of rings so they cook evenly.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into ¼" thick slices
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

Directions

  • Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and apple juice. Add enough water to just cover the carrots. Simmer for about 5–7 minutes, or until the thickest pieces can be pierced with a fork. Drain off the water.
  • Place the skillet back over medium heat and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, butter, oil, and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Once it starts to bubble, reduce the heat slightly and stir frequently to keep the carrots from sticking. Cook for about 5 minutes. They should be soft and glazed. Serve while hot and garnish with the almonds.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into ¼" thick slices
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

Directions

  • Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and apple juice. Add enough water to just cover the carrots. Simmer for about 5–7 minutes, or until the thickest pieces can be pierced with a fork. Drain off the water.
  • Place the skillet back over medium heat and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, butter, oil, and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Once it starts to bubble, reduce the heat slightly and stir frequently to keep the carrots from sticking. Cook for about 5 minutes. They should be soft and glazed. Serve while hot and garnish with the almonds.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories160
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium80mg
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars11g
Protein2g