orange glazed carrots

★★★★★ 4
By Rose Mary Mogan
from Sauk Village, IL

This is one of the side dish items I plan to make for Easter dinner. Our family loves, them so I make them quite often. Sometimes I make crinkle-cut with my special tool, other times I use baby carrots or crinkle-cut medallions. No matter how you slice them they are always good. I like to add a pinch of nutmeg to enhance the flavors of the orange liqueur & orange marmalade. There is no need to wait for a holiday to make these they are great any time of year or season. Try them I am sure you & your family will agree.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Between the orange marmalade and orange-flavored Grand Mariner, there's a lot of orange in these glazed carrots. Orange blends well with the natural sweetness of the carrots and brown sugar. Nutmeg is a nice touch and has you guessing, "what's that flavor?". A quick and easy glazed carrots recipe everyone will enjoy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 6-8 servings depending on appetites
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For orange glazed carrots

  • 1 1/2 lb
    baby carrots
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp
    nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    orange marmalade
  • 1 Tbsp
    Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)

How To Make orange glazed carrots

Test Kitchen Tips
We had to cook the glaze a little longer than recommended to get the glaze to thicken. Next time, we'll add a little less of the reserved water to speed up the process.
  • Carrots and water simmering in a pan.
    1
    In a medium-size saucepan, add carrots and enough water to cook. Cook over medium-high heat until tender. When cooked, pour off most of the water but RESERVE ABOUT 3/4 CUP.
  • Sugar, nutmeg, salt, butter, orange marmalade, and orange liqueur in a bowl.
    2
    In a small mixing bowl, combine sugar, nutmeg (if using), salt, butter, orange marmalade, and orange liqueur.
  • Butter mixture and reserved liquid poured over carrots.
    3
    Pour mixture over carrots. Then add reserved liquid; stir.
  • Simmering the carrots.
    4
    Let simmer for 4 to 5 minutes over low heat. Stir to avoid sticking.
  • 5
    Special Note: You may substitute honey for the marmalade if desired, and use rum or bourbon instead of the liqueur. Garnish with orange slices, orange wedges or orange cups & a sprig of mint if desired.
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