Carrots With Spiced Pecan Topping

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A great holiday side dish. Adapted from Seattle Times recipe. NOTE:This can be made through step 11 and refrigerated overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. TOPPING:.
  2. In a large, heavy skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add pecans and saute 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients; saute an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Spoon onto a piece of foil and cool.
  6. (Can be done 24 hours in advance and stored it a jar with lid).
  7. CARROTS:.
  8. Bring a large pan of water to a boil and add the carrots. Cook 5-7 minutes. The carrots should be tender, yet firm.
  9. Drain and rinse with cold water until cooled. Pat dry with paper towels.
  10. Melt the butter. Combine with remaining ingredients.
  11. Spoon into a 9x13-inch casserole. (can be done to here and covered and refrigerated overnight. If so, remove carrots from refrigeration 1 hour before cooking.).
  12. Sprinkle the spiced pecans over the top and bake in a pre-heated 325ºF oven 20-25 minutes just to heat through.
Most Helpful

Absolutely great way to serve carrots! Very flavorful, very satisfying! Think I'll be adding this to the dinner table this coming Saturday when my vegetarian son & his wife are here for a slightly late Thanksgiving dinner, when I do have a turkey breast, but everything else is strictly vegetarian! Thanks for this great keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]

Sydney Mike November 20, 2011

Great recipe! My DH, who really does not care for carrots, gave this 5 stars. I loved the roasted taste of the carrots with the little bit of sweetness from the brown sugar and pecans. This would certainly make a great Thanksgiving side or Company dinner. Very easy to make and such a pleasant surprise from the vinegar. Made for Everyday is a Holiday tag, November, 2011.

DailyInspiration November 16, 2011

Five stars - I had company for dinner and had to print this recipe three times! Four people finished eight servings and ignored the meatloaf that was supposed to be accompanied by the carrots. DH said it was one of the best ways to eat carrots he ever tried. I think the addition of the vinegar is critical for the development of that fantastic flavour. Thanks for posting another winner, Mike!
Made for A Rainbow of Color of the Diabetic Forum.

Mia in Germany March 29, 2011