Kicked up Spiced Carrots

"These carrots are a must at your next turkey dinner or any dinner!... I have made them many times, and everyone loves them! Make certain to quarter the carrots lengthwise, the cut them into about 2-1/2-inch pieces. It makes for a really nice presentation. You will love these! If you are a cayenne fan, then add in more to taste. The combination of spices will bring the carrots to a next level! If you are feeding more than 5-6 people, then I suggest to double the recipe."
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  • Quarter carrots lengthwise and then cut into about 2-1/2-inch pieces.
  • Heat butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the carrot sticks and sauté uncovered for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until just slightly softened.
  • Add in brown sugar stirring until the sugar is dissolved and melted.
  • Stir in water, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon and cayenne; toss to combine and simmer covered until the carrots are desired tenderness and the liquid is reduced to a glaze (about 8-10 minutes).

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  1. Cinnamon Turtle
    These spicy little guys were a nice change of pace from the usual glazed carrots. I halved the recipe and it worked out fine. I used only 1/4 cup of water, but I might use a little less next time. By the time the glaze cooked down, my carrots were a little softer than I like them. But I might like them with a little more crunch than most.
  2. Debbb
    These were okay - a bit of a bite but not a whole lot of overall flavour.
  3. Sydney Mike
    Had intended to cut back on the cayenne a little bit, then didn't, & we really enjoyed these GREAT TASTING CARROTS! Will definitely be making these again & again! Thanks much for the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC]
  4. Shirl
    Can't go wrong with one of your recipes! These were good! Especially for someone that does not like cooked carrots. I did cut these different made carrot pennies instead of sticks. But that did not change the flavor. I will fix these again and might add some lemon zest next time. Thank you Carol! Shirl
  5. Redsie
    Delicious way to serve us carrots! Used baby carrots and a lot of lemon juice. Never thought of serving carrots with cinnamon - and we loved it! Thanks Kit!



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