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dandy candied carrots - grams

Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

As long as I can remember, my Gram would make these carrots for every holiday...we got out of the tradition after she passed...well, my sister requested the tradition be brought, who better than to bring it back , than sweet lil ole! Making them brought back so many memories...enjoy!

yield 6 - 8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For dandy candied carrots - grams

  • 2 lb
    baby carrots or sliced carrots
  • 1 c
    packed, brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla or maple extract
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    corn starch - optional
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    water- optional

How To Make dandy candied carrots - grams

  • 1
    Place the carrots in a large sauce pan; covered with water and a sprinkling of kosher salt. Bring to a boil over med - high heat. Cook until fork tender. Drain
  • 2
    Add the carrots back to the pan; add butter, salt, brown sugar, pepper, vanilla, simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Make a slurry out of corn starch and water if you desire a thicker glaze. I always thicken the sauce some. It adheres to the carrots much better. Doesn't effect the taste at all.
  • 3
    Pour into a serving dish, and serve hot.