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Apple-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Carrots seem so simple, but this recipe is something special. Sweet and buttery, this was a favorite my mother always used to serve at holiday time. —Darlis Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 pounds medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted, optional


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine carrots and apple juice. Cook, covered, on high until carrots are tender, 3-4 hours.
  • Remove carrots from slow cooker; discard juices. Return carrots to slow cooker. Stir in brown sugar, butter and salt. Cook, covered, on high until carrots are glazed, 15-20 minutes longer. If desired, sprinkle with pecans.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 314 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein.

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