Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots are the perfect choice for your Holiday Family Feast on Thanks Giving or Christmas. The warm Honey and Orange essence on delicious baby carrots is a delightful all-around ideal flavor for this fantastic carrot-based side dish that will go with your Holiday Meal with longtime friends and individual relatives this Christmas Holiday Season.
One of the things I always look at during the Holidays is the eating habits of my loved ones, and it’s essential to make easy side dishes that will complement our lovely dinners they will also be right for all our families eating styles. I try to make side dishes that even my Vegetarian friends and family members will enjoy, hence why my Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots do not contain butter and use Olive Oil instead.
Foods that do not contain excessive pesticides are also crucial to our family these days, I have taken the liberty here in Sunny Central Florida to use help from all my neighbors who are local farmers to find the best possible locations for Fresh Organic Produce here in Haines City.
Keep in mind I am aware of the high cost of these delicious Organic items such as Baby Carrots, Oranges, Juice, Honey, etc…I am fortunate to have been surrounded by Local Farmers, where I live. If you can not buy these items, I understand entirely, and you may replace them with conventional produce from your local market that is more cost-efficient.
Below you will find my simple and easy to follow the recipe for a deliciously healthy side dish that your entire family can enjoy for Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots that even vegetarian or health-conscious family members and friends will enjoy.
Ingredients you will need for Honey & Orange Glazed Baby Carrots
- Two pounds organic baby carrots, cleaned
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- One teaspoon of zest from a grated organic orange
- 1/2 cup fresh organic orange juice
- Two tablespoons organic honey
- One teaspoon of brown sugar in the raw
- Kosher salt
- black pepper
- dash of nutmeg
- fresh parsley for garnish
- organic orange slices for garnish
Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots are the perfect choice for your Holiday Family Feast on Thanks Giving or Christmas. The warm Honey and Orange essence on delicious baby carrots is a delightful all around perfect flavor for this fantastic carrot based side dish that will go with your Holiday Meal with longtime friends and special relatives this Christmas Holiday Season.
- 2 pounds organic carrots
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons organic honey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- black pepper to own taste
- dash nutmeg
- fresh parsley for garnish
- 1 orange sliced for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
In a small bowl whisk together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of finely grated orange zest, 1/2 of a cup of organic orange juice, 2 tablespoons of organic honey, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in the raw, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper to taste, and a dash of nutmeg spice.
In a glass or nonreactive baking dish place 2 pounds of fresh organic baby carrots, pour over top of them the mixture you whisked together above and toss a few times to coat the carrots thoroughly.
Place a tight-fitting lid on a baking dish or aluminum foil and bake about 12 minutes on 400 for a tender, still crisp vegetable. (Bake 3-5 minutes longer if you prefer softer carrots)
Toss carrots a few more times and place in your favorite Holiday Serving dish.
At this time Garnish with fresh organic orange slices and fresh parsley.
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