Mom's Thanksgiving Carrot Mold

Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This recipe was given to my Mother in 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska. My Dad was in the Air Force there (my parents were new to the midwest). My Mom got a whole new menu for Thanksgiving from her neighbors and those recipes are what we still have today for Thanksgiving! * You can make ahead and freeze this before baking and then thaw in the refrigerator 1 day prior to baking! Helps a lot with all the Thanksgiving cooking to get it out of the way in advance.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl.
  2. Add the egg and orange juice.
  3. Sift in flour.
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix.
  5. Place mixture into greased, 4 cup, ring shaped mold.
  6. Chill at least 5 hours before baking.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

This is delicious. I made it and got raves. Everyone asked for the recipe. I put peas in the center and it looked beautiful. Great for company.

LizCl April 19, 2005

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