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Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

These beautifully glazed carrots are colorful and dressed up enough for Christmas dinner. They have become such a favorite side dish that I often double the easy one-skillet recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh mint or minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Place 1 in. of water in a skillet; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, saute green onions in butter until tender. Stir in the honey, orange zest, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Combine cornstarch and orange juice until smooth; stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Return carrots to the pan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with mint.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 133 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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