Make a wonderful side dish with Apple Cider Glazed Carrots, these combine the flavors of brown sugar and apple cider into a delicious side dish!
Cider-Glazed Carrots are the perfect side dish for your holiday meal, these baby carrots combine the best flavors of fall and winter into a wonderful side dish.
This recipe will be made using a large skillet on the stovetop, it’s a great addition to your list of Thanksgiving Recipes or Holiday Recipes.
What do you need to make Apple Cider Carrots?
- Olive Oil
- Baby Carrots
- Sweet Onion
- Apple Cider
- Brown Sugar
These carrots will have a sweet and savory taste, no additional butter or salt is necessary, they will literally melt in your mouth just like candy and they make a great sweet side to all the savory side dishes on your holiday table.
What type of Apple Cider should you use?
It is VITAL to remember that this recipe uses REAL Apple Cider, NOT Apple Cider Vinegar. If you use Apple Cider Vinegar, the carrots will come out bitter and not with the sweet taste you expected.
Use either prepared Apple Cider Packets that are made with hot water or Freshly Pressed Apple Cider from a jug.
Either type of apple cider will work for this recipe.
What type of carrots should you use?
Out of preference, we use baby carrots. These are easy to use without having to peel or prepare the carrots. If you prefer to use raw, fresh carrots that need to be peeled and cut, those work just as well.
Just be sure that you fully clean, peel, and cut them before using. They need to be cut in chunks or similar to carrot sticks.
Tips for Making Apple Cider Glazed Carrots:
The carrots will be made using a large skillet with a touch of olive oil on medium heat. Once you have the olive oil added to your pan, add in the carrots and onion.
Then, mix in the apple cider and brown sugar, making sure that the carrots are fully submerged in the liquid.
Cover and let the carrots simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes until all the liquid is soaked into the carrots.
How do you store leftover glazed carrots?
The carrots can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
When ready to reheat, they can be reheated on the stovetop in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat for about 5-10 minutes or they can be heated in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish for 3-4 minutes.
It’s time to enjoy these Apple Cider Carrots, perfect for your next side dish!
Apple Cider Glazed Carrots
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Lb Package Baby Carrots
- 1/4 Cup Sweet Onion, Sliced
- 1 1/2 Cups Apple Cider
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
- In a large skillet, swirl the olive oil to coat the pan.
- Keep the skillet on medium heat and add in the carrots, onion, cider, and brown sugar. Mix it together.
- Making sure that the carrots and onions are being covered by the liquid.
- Cover and simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the liquid is completely soaked into the carrots and they are soft.