Lemon-Glazed Carrots Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lemon-Glazed Carrots  Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

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Original recipe makes 2 serving Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place carrots into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until carrots are tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir carrots, brown sugar, and lemon juice in the melted butter, stirring often, until sugar has dissolved, 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2012

The lemon in this gives the dish a bright flavor and balances the sugar well. You could pre-cook your carrots and then re-warm and glaze just before serving. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 21, 2015

We didn't love this. I felt like it was just too sweet. I had even added additional carrots to this. I felt like I was eating some type of candied vegetable holiday side dish. We ate some of it, but unfortunately the rest got tossed. It needed something and butter and brown sugar just didn't work here for us. I am rating it a 3 because maybe someone might like a candied tasting vegetable. I don't care much for overly sweetened sweet potatoes here. I would love to know how others faired with this dish.


7 Ratings

Aug 17, 2013

I have made this both as written and tweaked it a bit as well and liked it both ways. It's great as written and you should definitely try it that way. My tweaks... I tend to use packaged baby carrots since we usually have those on hand and it's less prep time than whole carrots. If you are on a budget, whole carrots are more economical, though. I also prefer to steam my carrots instead of boiling them, because I like them to be soft but still have a slight crunch. When making the sauce, I tend to also cut back a slight bit on the brown sugar and add a splash of vanilla, but otherwise follow the directions.

Apr 09, 2014

We really, really liked this one! I gave it 4 stars, though, just because I couldn't get the glaze to thicken up a little bit more, and the carrots were starting to get mushy. It had a fabulous flavor though! We made with grilled Ham steaks and roasted brussel sprouts. Will absolutely make again!

Sep 23, 2014

Great easy way to cook carrots. Very tasty and such a quick and simple way for a fantastic side dish.

Aug 11, 2014

This was good, however not great for us. Could have been me. I do know part of it was I didn't cook the carrots quite long enough, will do that next time. I couldn't get the sweet sauce to really stick to the carrots, not sure what I was doing there. I will try it again though, is a nice option for a veggie with dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

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

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