Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Oh my, these are sooooooo good! I got this recipe from my boyfriend's mom, and I couldn't believe how easy it is. This will be a kid pleaser, and husband pleaser, and EVERYONE pleaser! The measurements don't have to be exact, so you can just toss it together while working on other dishes. UPDATE: You can save a lot of time by making the orange butter sauce in a separate pan, and boiling the carrots alone. Mix the two just before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -5 large carrots, chopped into thick slices
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 12 cup butter
  • 14 cup brown sugar (regular sugar can be used, but it's just not the same)


  1. Boil carrots in orange juice until they are tender, but not squishy (30 minutes).
  2. Add butter and brown sugar, and reduce liquid til creamy (about 10 mins).
Most Helpful

This is a super easy side dish. One taste and I recalled the "candied" carrots my Mom made when I was growing up. YUM! Thanks for the memories VelcrowMistress. Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2011.

ElaineAnn March 27, 2011

The orange juice enhances lovely carrots! Had a minor crisis while making-it boiled over pot and onto my ceramic stove top so I just put butter and brown sugar into pan and served. Wonder if orange juice heats differently guessing not. Served with Crispy-Coated Baked Potatoes and Salmon Marinade. Made for my Spring PAC baby 2014.

WiGal April 07, 2014