Bourbon Candied Carrots Recipe

Bourbon Candied Carrots on a serving dish

This is a rustic looking side dish that has a good balance of earthy and sweet characters. It goes great on a spinach salad or would be a perfect accompaniment with grilled pork chops. These reduced-sugar carrots contain 17% fewer calories* and 44% less sugar* than the full-sugar version and can be a part of a diabetic friendly meal plan.** Makes 5 servings.

Serving size: 3 carrots

Calories: 100 Calories

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium-sized carrots with green tops

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 2 Tbsp Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • 14 cup orange juice

  • 1 Tbsp bourbon

  • 14 tsp black pepper

  • 14 tsp coarse kosher salt

Directions

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 400° F.

  • 2.

    Trim greens off carrots leaving about 1 inch at the top. Thoroughly rinse carrots under cold, running water removing any dirt. Pat carrots dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

  • 3.

    Melt butter for 1 minute in a small microwave-safe bowl.

  • 4.

    Remove bowl from microwave and add ginger, Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, orange juice, bourbon, and black pepper. Stir until sugar blend is completely dissolved. Pour over carrots and toss to coat.

  • 5.

    Bake for 35 minutes stirring halfway through.

  • 6.

    Remove from oven and sprinkle carrots with coarse kosher salt.

*These carrots have 100 calories and 9 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version which have 120 calories and 16 grams of sugar per serving. ** Please consider in the context of your own personal diabetes plan.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 100
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 140mg
Total carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Erythritol 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 210% DV
Vitamin C 25% DV
Calcium 4% DV
Iron 4% DV
Bourbon Candied Carrots is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EAT your carrots!! Oh my! these carrots are yummy! and reduced calories is a nice plus! I will definitely make(EASY!) these again. I'm a 'mostly' vegetarian and always on the look-out for special vegie recipes,
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Candied Carrots Great where are you? to have one of my favorite foods with out extra calories.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YUM! This recipe pairs perfectly with pork. So good adn just the right amount of sweetness.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Way to Eat Carrots Ever! I love carrots, but never cared for cooked carrots until I tried this recipe. My boyfriend loves it too (major plus). I'll be making this at least once a week
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! These are so amazing. I love the caramelized sweet taste that these have. I had searched for years for something like this and never new where to look. The last ones I made had standard sugar but with the Truvia they taste even better.
Date published: 2017-01-05
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