I have to admit - the idea of a glaze on cooked carrots didn't immediately appeal to me. But I kept bumping into recipes and commenters who raved about how much their kids loved the recipes. So I figured, if kids love it, it can't be too far out there in the Fancy Food Galaxy, right?
Definitely right! I had no idea that I'd like this too, but I really do! The glaze adds a mild flavor to the carrots that actually enhances them and makes them taste a little less... carrot-y? And because it was exceedingly quick to throw together, this recipe would make a fantastic addition to your Easter dinner menu. You could pre-cook the carrots and premix the glaze, then reheat both and stir together right before serving.
Easter Bunny Approved!
Apricot Glazed Carrots
adapted from Allrecipes
2 lbs. baby carrots
3 Tbsp. butter (or nondairy sub), melted
1/3 c. all-fruit apricot preserves
1 tsp. orange zest
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt chopped
fresh parsley for garnish
Add carrots to a pot of lightly salted water, and bring to a low boil. Simmer until carrots are tender. Drain.
Stir and apricot preserves with a spatula, in a large bowl. Stir in nutmeg, salt, orange zest, and lemon juice. Add carrots, and stir well to coat. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.