Easy Glazed Carrots are tender carrots coated in an amazing, tangy-sweet brown sugar glaze.
This side dish is very easy to make with simple ingredients you may already have available.
EDITOR’S NOTE (December 14, 2021): Added four new photos. Edited info to make it more concise. Updated recipe and instructions.
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Make this side dish two ways:
- Prepare carrots on stovetop to form a tasty thin glaze.
- Bake in oven to form a thick caramelized glaze.
BABY-CUT CARROTS (1 POUND BAG) ARE EXCELLENT IN THIS RECIPE
Although store-bought dark brown sugar will work in this recipe, consider using my Homemade Brown Sugar (Dark).
BOIL AND DRAIN BABY-CUT CARROTS
Boiling carrots in salted water until semi-crisp. Drain and set aside. Make the glaze.
HOW TO MAKE THE GLAZE
In medium-sized saucepan, combine brown sugar, salt, coarse ground black pepper, lemon juice and unsalted butter (if using).
Stir over low-medium heat until a brown liquid has formed.
PLACE FULL SAUCEPAN in 350 PREHEATED OVEN TO THICKEN OR CARAMELIZE GLAZE
Place “ovenproof” saucepan in the oven OR under the broiler until glaze reaches desired thickness.
Watch closely to prevent burning because oven temperatures vary.
THE OVEN METHOD (AFTER BOILING CARROTS ON STOVETOP)
Arrange boiled “semi-tender” carrots in a large baking dish.
For easy clean up, line with parchment paper. This step is optional.
Cover boiled carrots with brown sugar, coarse ground black pepper, lemon juice, and unsalted butter (if using).
BAKE IN 350 PREHEATED OVEN
After the brown sugar mixture melts, remove baking dish from oven.
Use a spatula to gently combine the mixture and to flip carrots over.
Return dish to oven OR place under broiler.
Bake 10 minutes OR until glaze reaches desired thickness.
As previously mentioned, watch closely to prevent burning because oven temperatures do vary.
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