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Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots are the perfect side dish for your dinner table. 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 next meal.

One of the things I always look at during the Easter Holidays or any holiday for that fact 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.

 

Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots is 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.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 and locally grown here in Haines City.

 

 

 

Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots is 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.Keep in mind I am aware of the high cost of these delicious Organic or locally grown 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.

 

 

 

 

Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots is 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.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 Carrots that even vegetarian or health-conscious family members and friends will enjoy.

 

 

 

Tips for choosing carrots

  1. Buy locally grown carrots, they do not have to be organic but choose locally raised produce. Ask questions if you are unsure
  2. Pick out the larger carrots for sweetness. Larger carrots tend to signify longer growing times. The longer the carrot is in the ground, the more sugar it may develop.
  3. Look for the carrots with deep flesh coloring. Fresher carrots have more intense pigmentation to their skins.
  4. Look for bright green leaves on carrot tops. You can usually judge a bunch of carrot’s freshness by the color of the leaves. Fresher carrots have more colorful leaves. Wilted leaves are a sign that the carrot has been sitting in the bin for an extended period.
  5. Find carrots with a smooth shape. Most carrots are long and somewhat slender, although others can shorter and more so round.
  6. Avoid excessively cracked or split carrots.  A fair amount of cracks or even a split in the carrot shows that the carrot is drying out and may have lost its flavor.
  7. Choose carrots that feel firm to the touch. Pick up the carrot and run your fingers along with it. It should feel plump and firm.  Soft spots are an indication of decay. Avoid carrots that feel limp.
 

 

 

 

Ingredients you will need 

  • Two pounds organic or locally grown carrots, cleaned
  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • One teaspoon of zest from a grated orange
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • Two tablespoons local honey
  • One teaspoon of brown sugar in the raw
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Orange slices for garnish

 

 

 

Equipment needed

  • Vegetable scrubber
  • Paring knife or potato peeler
  • Zester
  • Kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Nonreactive baking dish
  • Kitchen spoon
  • Aluminum foil
  • Serving dish

 

 

 

Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots is 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.
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5 from 15 votes

Honey Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots are the perfect side dish for your dinner table. 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 next meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrots, Honey Orange Glazed Carrots
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 157kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons local honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar in the raw optional
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • pinch nutmeg
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 orange sliced for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a small bowl whisk together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of finely grated orange zest, ½ of a cup of orange juice, 2 tablespoons of local honey, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in the raw, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper to taste, and a pinch of nutmeg spice.
  • In a glass or nonreactive baking dish place 2 pounds of fresh local grown 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 serving dish.
  • At this time garnish with fresh organic orange slices and fresh parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

 

 

 

 

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Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots is 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.

 

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Mimi
    April 2, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    It is never too late to learn another simple recipe that can make your day – just like this one. Love baby carrots. I make them at least once a week. Delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 7, 2020 at 4:55 am

      You are so right Mimi! I totally agree with you there. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Ashley
    April 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    These Honey glazed carrots so flavor-filled and delicious! I’ll be having these a LOT — I love carrots.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 7, 2020 at 4:54 am

      Thank you, Ashley! We really enjoy them too.

  • Reply
    Noelle
    April 2, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    What a sweet way to get some roasted carrots in! Love it, thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Candice
    April 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    I had never roasted baby carrots before, and will never do it any other way! They’re already cut perfectly sized to cook evenly, and that orange flavor really pops. Great recipe… thank you!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 7, 2020 at 4:53 am

      Thank you soooo much, Candice. I appreciate you sharing with us today and letting me know. Have a wonderful day.

  • Reply
    Anita
    April 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    My new favorite go-to glazed carrot recipe. I never knew carrot and orange works really well together. 🙂

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 7, 2020 at 4:52 am

      Hey there Ms, Anita and thank you for your feedback. The combo is excellent and really adds another depth of flavor.

  • Reply
    The Foodie Affair
    December 5, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    These carrots will pair nicely with any dish! I love that you added some orange zest! Really adds a delicious flavor!

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    December 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    The brightness of the orange with the carrots much be amazing!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      December 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you KC, one of my favorite side dishes to make 🙂

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    December 2, 2014 at 12:01 am

    G’day How elegant and love the ease and simplicity Heidy!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Reply
    mealplanmaven
    December 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Easy, colorful, festive and “clean!” You know this is so my kind of dish!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      December 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you Linda, glad you enjoyed the recipe for Honey & Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    December 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    These carrots sound great, Heidy! They really would be a perfect addition to the holiday table. I love that hint of nutmeg 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      December 1, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you Nicole, Honey & Orange Glazed Baby Carrots are definitely well loved at holidays in our home.

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