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Perfect Baby Carrots: Glazed Carrots

Looking for a recipe for sweet, buttery Glazed Carrots? This one is easy, and produces a tasty result perfect for holidays, Sunday dinner or whenever you are craving carrots.


Can we talk carrots? I am a sucker for tender, sweet carrots glazed with a buttery sauce. I mean, who isn’t? (Okay, there are probably some people who aren’t so into carrots like this but I totally don’t know them. So, I have tried and failed and tried again to come up with a reliable recipe that produces just the right carrots.

Well, finally, I have it. These carrots have that sweetness – but they aren’t too sweet. And they are so buttery – but not in a greasy or whoa-butter kind of way. We’re talking a balance of flavors here – and we all know how important balance is.

Best of all? This is a quick and easy recipe, designed to create a side dish that’s equally perfect for holidays as it is for Sunday dinner or even a laid-back weeknight meal. Basically, these are good for any time.

Do you love carrots? What’s your favorite carrot recipe like? Do share!

Yield: 4 servings

Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots


  • 1 lb baby carrots, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • water


  1. In a medium saucepan, steam carrots until fork tender. It should take about 10-15 minutes. Bear in mind that they are better when they are still a little firm.
  2. Remove the carrots from the pan. Reserve 1/2 cup of the carrot water and drain the rest.
  3. Put the water back into the pan and put it on the burner at medium heat. Stir in the butter and sugar.
  4. Heat mixture to boiling and stir constantly for 5-7 minutes until mixture slightly thickens.
  5. Stir carrots into mixture to coat well and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for a few minutes before serving.

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