Carrots a la Orange Recipe -
Carrots a la Orange Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Carrots a la Orange

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"This delicious dish covers tender carrots with a delicious butter, orange, and ginger sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil in a saucepan and cook carrots in the boiling water until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. Transfer carrots to a serving dish and keep warm.
  2. Whisk sugar, cornstarch, salt, and ginger in a saucepan until thoroughly combined; turn heat to medium and whisk in orange juice. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, and cook until sauce is smooth and thickened, about 3 minutes; stir in butter. Pour sauce over carrots, stir to coat, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 28, 2012

I used Truvia instead of white sugar and Trop 50 brand orange juice. My family loved these carrots and I literally could not stop eating them. VERY tasty. NOTE: I had a serving and a half leftover this morning that I made into a Carrot-Banana Smoothie.......just as great in my smoothie, lemme tell you.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2013

A little disappointing. I liked the little flavor I could taste, but it just didn't come across. Maybe because I used fresh squeezed oj and fresh ginger? I'll try it again with normal oj and extra, extra fresh ginger and see if that helps.

Aug 27, 2012

Very good side dish and quick to prepare. I used Splenda and will bump up the amount of ginger next time just because I liked that flavor in this. The OJ and the ginger work together nicely in this recipe. Thanks, larkspur, this is a keeper.

Sep 23, 2012

I made this tonight to go with my roast pork... and it turned out wonderful, I did change one ingredient which was instead of sugar, I put in honey. Added the ginger to taste as well ... think it ended up being about half a tsp... Wonderful recipe and it's going to be a part of turkey dinners of the future!

Dec 28, 2012

Made this to take to Christmas Eve dinner and even my carrot hating husband liked it.

Oct 17, 2012

So simple and yet so great. Sauce is thick so we just added more orange juice. Lovely taste.

Mar 16, 2014

This was GREAT! Easy, fast, delicious, healthful; this is a winner. I made a few minimal changes: I left out the sugar (felt like between the sweetness of the orange juice and the sweetness of the carrots, it was redundant) and didn't miss it at all. And the sauce was very thick so I added a little more juice. Otherwise, made it exactly as written. The flavor is wonderful -- lightly tart, lightly sweet, with a generous hint of ginger but the ginger is nicely balanced by the orange juice. Family loved it, I loved it ... I'll be making this again, soon and often. Thanks for posting!

Jan 05, 2013

This recipe deserves a lot more attention. It is super easy and tastes great! It uses simple Farmer's Market ingredients. I adapt it to my low-carb diabetic diet (using Splenda instead of sugar) & it still tastes great. I suggest using more orange juice than called for -- 1/2 cup instead of 1/4 cup. (Squeeze it fresh & add a little zest for more flavor) The ground ginger adds a nice bite. I steam rather than boil carrots. And don't skip the butter!


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  • Calories
  • 79 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 176 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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