Caitlin Bensel
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Traditional versions of glazed carrots can include up to 2/3 cup sugar. Our re-imagined version delivers all the classic flavor with just a tablespoon of honey and a dash brandy. If you’d like to keep this dish kid-friendly, substitute apple cider vinegar for the brandy. Be sure to stir frequently during the last few minutes of cooking to ensure maximum glazed goodness.

How to Make It

Bring thinly sliced carrots and water to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high; cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until just tender, about 6 minutes. Uncover and cook until water evaporates, about 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; add brandy; cook 1 minute. Stir in unsalted butter, honey, fresh thyme leaves, kosher salt, and black pepper; cook, stirring often, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in toasted slivered almonds.

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