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Glazed Carrots


Glazed carrots add color and vegetables to any meal. Simmer carrots in sugar and butter for a glaze that's unbelievably tasty.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May/June 2003


  • 9 carrots (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper


  1. Quarter and cut carrots into 2-inch lengths.

  2. In a skillet, bring carrots, sugar, 1/2 cup water, butter, and salt to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partly covered, 6 minutes.

  3. Cook uncovered, over high, tossing often until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with pepper.

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  • Melody Recktenwald
    23 NOV, 2012
    I like this recipe because the glaze is subtle enough not to overwhelm the flavor of the carrots. Sometimes if I'm short on time I'll use a bag of baby carrots that are pre-washed and pre-peeled.
  • dmholton
    1 FEB, 2011
    Perfect, as is! Best glazed carrots I've ever had.
  • graziela
    2 SEP, 2010
    I have been using this recipe since it came out in the 2003 Everyday Food magazine. I will not fix glazed carrots any other way, my family loves these just they way they are. ;)
  • India141
    9 JUL, 2010
    These carrots were delicious! The glaze was not too sweet and did not overwhelm the carrots. I would recommend this dish. They were a hit during dinner!
  • alessapo
    9 MAR, 2009
    delicious way to make carrots. neither me nor my boyfriend are really huge fans of carrots, or most cooked vegetables, but i had some laying around and thought this might be a good way to add veggies into our dinner. i overcooked them a little waiting for him to get home because i wanted them to stay warm, and even a little softer than they should have been they were really yummy. im going to make them again soon and i bet they will be even better with a little crispness left in them!