Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is something I just whipped up over the Christmas Holidays. Try to use larger carrots. My MIL loved it so much that she even asked me to write down the recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as she did!
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
- 2 onions, diced
- 5 -6 carrots
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Grease the bottom and sides of a covered casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.
- Melt the other tablespoon of butter in a skillet and slowly cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender.
- Preheat oven to 180C/350°F.
- While the onions cook, peel and THINLY slice the carrots and put them into the buttered casserole dish. The slices should be about the thickness of a nickel (or a pound coin in the UK). If they are too thick, they will take longer than noted to cook.
- When the onions are cooked, add them to the carrots and mix them around a bit.
- In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, honey, paprika, garlic powder, dill, cayenne (if using), melted butter, salt and pepper.
- Pour this mixture over the carrots, cover and bake for one hour. Remove from oven and test to see that carrots are firm but tender. If need be, return to oven and cook an additional 5-15 minutes.
- Enjoy now because I can almost guarantee that you won't have any leftovers!
So easy to do. I sliced the carrots with my food processor. I used cayenne but maybe less than 1/8 teaspoon. I used 6 carrots. 2 small onions. Thanks CulinaryQueen :) We enjoyed it a lot and we have leftovers :D Made for 123 hit wonders.
We liked this, while we had no problem with the cayenne pepper (strangly enough becuase we aren't big on really spicy food..) we did have mixed feelings about the orange juice in this. I think that it's entirely a cultural thing, that orange and carrot seems like a strange mixture once we tried it. Don't get me wrong, we liked this recipe, it's just one that we would only make once or twice a year for a change of taste from our usual carrot recipes. Please see my rating system: a wonderful 3 stars for a recipe that we liked and will enjoy greatly when the mood takes us to make it. It was certainly worth trying a new taste with this. Thanks!
Such a great way to jazz up an otherwise ordinary tasting vegetable! Don't get me wrong, I really like carrots, & am only recently looking for ways to make them much more desirable! This is one of those recipes! I love the combination of orange & spices [I admit that, although this 1st time I did include the cayenne, I cut back on it!], & the carrots were just great! Many thanks for posting this recipe!