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Glazed Carrots with Thyme

Prep the carrots a day ahead and refrigerate them in a zip-top plastic bag.

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  • Servings: 8
Glazed Carrots with Thyme

Source: Everyday Food, November 2011


  • 3 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 pounds baby carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large straight-sided skillet, bring 1 1/3 cups water, brown sugar, and butter to a boil over high. Add carrots and reduce heat. Partially cover and simmer until slightly tender, 10 minutes. Uncover and cook, gently tossing often, until carrots are tender and glazed, about 6 minutes. Stir in thyme and cook 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Cook's Note

So Simple: Cooking carrots in a bit of water, butter, and sugar brings out their delicate flavor and coats them with a thin glaze. Instead of baby carrots, you can substitute medium carrots, cut into thin slices.

Try This: Fresh thyme is wonderful with carrots, but dill or parsley would be delicious, too.

Reviews (2)

  • Margaret Friedman 28 Jul, 2012

    Pretty good !!!

  • sprout13 10 Jan, 2012

    Great holiday side dish. Easy to prepare and tastes great.. Was a hit even with the toddlers. Note: it took longer for my carrots to get a nice, shiny glaze than the recipe instructs so you may need to adjust the time.

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