Honey-Orange Carrots

These sweet-and-tart little carrots are perfect for a dinner party. You can easily double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd.

SERVES 4–6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 16-ounce package baby carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  1. Rinse carrots and place in medium saucepan with water.

  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat to medium and simmer carrots for 5 to 8 minutes, until just tender.

  3. Drain carrots and return to pan. Stir in orange juice concentrate, honey, and butter; cook and stir over medium heat until sauce thickens and coats carrots, 2 to 4 minutes.

  4. Add thyme leaves and simmer for a minute, then serve.

Baby Carrots

Baby carrots are actually large carrots that have been carefully trimmed and shaped. They are sweeter than the carrots you remember from your childhood because they are a different variety that is bred to grow faster, longer, and with a higher sugar content.

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