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Carrot-Apple Side Dish

Whenever this dish makes an appearance at a family gathering or church potluck, folks always comment on the interesting combination of carrots and apple. Then they ask for the recipe!—Martina Knowles, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups diced carrots (about 6 medium)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup diced peeled apple
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • In a saucepan, cook carrots in water until crisp-tender; drain. Add butter, brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in apple. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and cold water; stir into carrot mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Simmer, uncovered, until glazed, 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 122 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 1Revelation
    Feb 12, 2021

    I've been making this for years and my family loves it every time. I agree with another commenter that this dish pairs well with pork. I often serve this with pulled pork sandwiches. Will probably be making for many more years to come!

  • Sam
    Nov 24, 2020

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  • Steven
    Sep 28, 2019

    While my husband ran out to get good take out barbecue, I was able to whip up this side dish for us and use his fb page to drop in this review. Love the sweetness in the combo of carrots and apples. It's almost fall here, and this was a great reminder it is coming. I expect to get this into a regular rotation for the dinner table. Thanks for a fast easy and tasty recipe!

  • Peapod0114
    May 24, 2015

    I thought this was a good easy to follow recipe. It was an interesting combination with a fruit and a veggie that made me want to try it. I paired it with some chicken I had left over from last nights dinner but I think it would go spot on with some smoked ribs off the bbq. My fianc? didn't care for the apple carrot combo he would have preferred just the carrots alone which is a huge compliment to the creator of this recipe because he never eats carrots! Great job.

  • MaggieSeley
    Jan 8, 2015

    The side dish was really good especially with pork. I was so good and sweet.

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    Jan 20, 2012

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    Jun 30, 2008

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    Nov 26, 2007

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