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Orange Spice Carrots

To get my son to eat veggies, I mix and match flavors and spices. My slow cooker orange carrots with cinnamon won him over. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 pounds medium carrots or baby carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until carrots are tender, 4-5 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into carrot mixture until sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • For extra zing, top this recipe with a little orange zest.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2/3 cup: 187 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Debglass11
      Dec 7, 2020

      These carrots are so good! I made these for Thanksgiving and doubled the recipe, but left the cinnamon, salt and nutmeg the same. I also used more cornstarch and used the cooking liquid instead of water. These carrots are absolutely delicious! They'll definitely find their way to my table again and again. Love the ease of using the slow cooker!

    • Dawn
      Dec 1, 2020

      I used a 6-qt. stockpot to cook the carrots; drained off the water from the carrots. I prepared the remaining ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and used 4 tsp. ground Navel orange-the required amounts of water and cornstarch for sauce were added along with the other sauce ingredients. This carrot dish is delicious and I thank you for sharing it with Taste of Home!

    • dschultz01
      Dec 11, 2017

      These were excellent! Although, I completely forgot the last step with the corn starch, but they were still very good.

    • tptaylor13
      Feb 23, 2017

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    • sd20
      Jan 30, 2017

      Very good, I do not put in nutmeg because not a fan. I do keep them in the slow cooker for about 8 hours because we like them more tender,

    • ejshellabarger
      Jan 20, 2016

      Very good! I used pineapple juice instead of orange juice as I had the pineapple juice on hand.

    • aug2295
      Dec 20, 2015

      Delicious blend of flavors but take note that these carrots need the full cooking time.

    • joycerm53
      Dec 15, 2015

      Made these for a family get together. Everyone loved them! Easy and delicious!

    • JMartinelli13
      Nov 20, 2015

      Made a stovetop version of these and they were a big hit. Even my veggie hating husband ate two servings. Definitely going onto my regular menu rotation.

    • amehart
      Nov 17, 2015

      I rarely have cooked carrots because my family is not a fan of them. However, I had a lot of carrots that I didn't want to go bad, so tried this. Family loved them, and they went perfectly with a pork roast I had made. LOVE the ease of this recipe!!