Almost like dessert Honey and Brown Sugar Glazed Carrot Pennies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Honey-brown sugar glaze enhances the natural sweetness of carrots. Flecks of parsley add color and flavor. This recipe is sweet enough to be served as a healthy desert! But I don't suppose the kids would comply... :-) This is a good way to have your "dessert" and eat "healthy" too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, boil carrots in lightly salted water about 8 to 10 minutes or until just tender; drain well and place in serving dish.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan; add honey and brown sugar.
  3. Stir in parsley, if desired.
  4. Heat thoroughly; stirring until blended.
  5. Pour over carrots.
  6. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

I love carrots, but sometimes they can be a bit boring and you run out of ways to prepare them. This is a wonderful change! I loved the sweetness of them. I had one lonely green bell pepper in the refrigerator so I chopped it up and added it to the carrots. Thank you for sharing this.

Merlot July 01, 2002

It wasn't as sweet as I was expecting. Eight minutes of boiling and the carrots were VERY soft. I'd blanch them instead of boiling. Doesn't reheat well, either.

bbp October 30, 2007

These were nice and tasty! :) DD hates carrots, so when she saw I was making them, she started whining. I told her she had to eat at least a few slices. While she didn't proclaim them absolutely fantastic, she did eat them without a fuss, which in my book is a success. These were definately on the sweet side though, and I couldn't eat too many. Luckily I served them with chicken and baked potatos, so the sweetness worked well with the other two dishes. Thanks for posting this! It's a keeper for me. :)

Denise Nachtigal February 11, 2006

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