These sweet glazed carrots with butter and brown sugar can be cooked on the stove top, in the microwave, or baked in the oven.
Course Side Dish
Keyword glazed carrots
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
4cupspeeled and sliced carrots
4tablespoonslight brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1teaspoonminced flat leaf parsley
Bring the carrots, butter, brown sugar, water, and orange juice, to a boil in heavy large skillet. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer until the carrots are still crisp but becoming tender, about 8-10 minutes.
Uncover, stir in the orange zest, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the carrots are fork-tender and the juices have reduced to a glossy glaze, about 5-7 minutes.
Sprinkle with the parsley, taste for seasoning, and serve.
Use 4 cups baby carrots in place of the sliced carrots if you prefer.
To cook these carrots in the oven: Place the carrots in a baking dish. Adjust the water to just 1/3 cup then add the remaining ingredients up to the orange zest. Bake at 350°F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. To speed things along, parboil or steam the carrots until crisp tender before putting in the oven and adjust the baking time to 40-60 minutes. Sprinkle with orange zest and parsley and serve.
To cook these carrots in the microwave: Place the carrots in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish with 2 tablespoons of water and the remaining ingredients up to the parsley. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with orange zest and parsley and serve.