This recipe for carrot spoon bread from reader Claire Russo in Rye, New Hampshire, can work as a holiday side dish or a dessert.

Everyday Food, November 2010


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine carrots with 3 tablespoons water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave until tender, 4 minutes. Drain carrots in a fine-mesh sieve. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk in eggs, sugar, and butter until combined. Fold in carrots and transfer mixture to prepared dish. Bake until top is golden brown, edges pull away from sides of dish, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.


Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
I made no adjustments. It was perfect as is - even 2 days later! We initially served it as a side to a salad but everyone who had it loved it as a snack.
Rating: Unrated
Made this for a back yard BBQ and it went faster than anything else on the table. Everyone wanted more and everyone wanted to know if it was a dessert or a savory dish... actually, it works for both. I loved it and so did all of my guests.