December 21, 2011

Infamous Glazed Carrots

My family hated these, but I happen to love them! You can read the story of how these became "infamous" on my blog.  You can make glazed carrots with pretty much anything that contains sugar. When you heat it, some of the liquid evaporates and it reduces down into a syrup-like glaze.

The first time I made these, I used frozen carrots. I've also made them with canned carrots. I'm sure I'd like them with fresh carrots as well. Just make sure that the carrots are cooked until fork-tender before you add them to the glaze.

Infamous Glazed Carrots
1 can sliced carrots, drained (or fresh or frozen, but make sure you cook them first)
1 Tbsp. orange juice concentrate
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. dried cranberries (Craisins)

In a skillet, combine the orange juice concentrate, the butter, the cranberries, and the maple syrup, and cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes until thick and syrupy. Add the carrots and brown sugar and toss to coat, keeping over the heat until the carrots are heated through. 

Makes 4 side-dish servings (approximately 1/3 cup each)
(Nutrition info calculated with Sparkpeople.com's Recipe Calculator)

5 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I'm wondering what do you feed your husband and kids for dinner? Have you found it hard to eat different stuff or are they basically eating the same thing as you?
    Thanks!
    Christy

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  2. Christy,
    I cook one meal for the whole family... if they don't like it? Too bad! ;)

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  3. Hi Katie - I haven't been able to access your blog for a few days. When I try to access www.runsforcookies.com, I've been receiving an "unable to open internet site" message for the past several days. Are you aware of others having this issue too?

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  4. Hi there,
    I actually asked about that on Facebook, because I got an e-mail about it today (was it from you?) but nobody else seems to be having a problem with accessing the blog. So I'm not sure what the problem is! Are you having problems with other sites? Sorry I can't help!

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  5. Hi Katie - No, I wasn't the one that e-mailed you. I'm not having any troubles with any other sites. Bummer. I'll keep trying over the next few days, but I'm not sure what the problem is. Thanks for your quick reply.

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