Glazed Carrots With Orange and Cranberries

"I am going to try this dish for a Christmas potluck. It's from the Cook's Illustrated February 2005 issue."
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  • Bring cranberries, carrots, salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, chicken broth, orange zest, and orange juice to boil, covered, in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until carrots are almost tender when poked with tip of paring knife, about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover, increase heat to high, and simmer rapidly, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the butter and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar to the skillet.
  • Toss the carrots to coat and cook, stirring frequently, until the carrots are completely tender and the glaze is light gold, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the carrots to a serving dish, scraping the glaze from the pan into the dish.
  • Season to taste with pepper and serve immediately.

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  1. Delicious. Easy. What more do you need in a side? OK, maybe healthy? It's more healthy that a box of mac and cheese! For a little punch I also added 5 pieces of dried whole ginger and removed after cooking.
  2. A colorful and tasty dish that is easy to prepare. I used regular chicken broth and omitted the salt. Had a little leftover whole-berry cranberry sauce that I added during the glazing process. Thanks for posting, Carin.
  3. Very good and extremely easy. I made as a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. Next time I might try with 1 T sugar and see how it turns out.
  4. Very tasty and quick side dish! Cranberry and orange are always a nice pairing, and it turns out they work well with carrots too. Yummy! Thanks Carin C. Made for PAC Spring 2008.


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