Glazed (Or Candied) Carrots

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a great recipe from The Good Housekeeping All-American Cookbook. I used to hate eating carrots until I tried this recipe. Kids are guaranteed to love this recipe! It's quick and easy and made from foods that are around the house.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add carrots and just enough water to cover them with 1/4 teaspoons salt.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, then cook carrots for 15 minutes or until the carrots are tender-crisp; drain well.
  4. Return the carrots to the saucepan.
  5. Mix in the butter or margarine, the sugar, 1/4 teaspoons salt and the nutmeg.
  6. Return the mixture to the heat and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the carrots are glazed.
  7. Transfer glazed carrots to a warmed bowl and serve.


Most Helpful

I made this the lazy way, in the microwave. Layered the baby carrots in dish, dotted with butter, sprinkled with brown sugar and nutmeg and nuked for 5 minutes. No salt. One wonderful dish (and one dish clean up). The nutmeg is perfect in this recipe. Thanks for posting gluestick.

Miss Annie in Indy January 31, 2006

I've made this a few times and it's always good. Tonight I took the advice of another reviewer and tried it in the microwave. Perfect glazed carrots in 5 minutes flat! Awesome!

Camden's Mom September 09, 2016

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