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Honey-Glazed Carrots

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Honey-glazed carrots are the perfect side dish for any meal. Carrots are covered in a sweet honey glaze and roasted to perfection in a Dutch oven. These carrots are so easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients.

Honey glazed carrots in syrup in a blue cast iron Dutch oven.

Roasting carrots in a Dutch oven is the best way to get them nice and crispy on the outside while keeping them tender on the inside while adding depth of flavor. The honey glaze also helps to keep the carrots from drying out during cooking.

For this recipe, both brown sugar and honey are used to create the glaze. The brown sugar helps to add a little bit of depth to the flavor while the honey provides the sweetness.

Cooked carrots have a natural sweetness, but the addition of honey and brown sugar takes them to a whole new level. The carrots come out of the oven glistening and are so irresistible.

Serve these carrots as a side dish with roasted chicken or grilled steak. Honey-glazed carrots also make a great holiday side dish.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is important for vision, immune function, and cell growth. Carrots are also a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. [Source: WebMD]

Let’s take a look at how to make this simple side dish which can be made in the oven or on a campfire.

Equipment

To make this recipe, you need a (10-inch) Dutch oven, 18 hot coals, and a cooking temperature of 325 degrees.

Ingredients

In addition to a Dutch oven, you need the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 pound peeled and cut baby carrots
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Baby carrots, brown sugar, butter, and honey.

Instructions

Place butter in a warmed* Dutch oven and melt. Add carrots to melted butter, pour honey over top, and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar; stir to coat. 

Cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes or until carrots are fork-tender, using 8 coals underneath the oven and 10 on top.

Glazed carrots in a Dutch oven.

*Tip: To warm the Dutch oven, you can place it in the sun or use about 4 coals underneath the oven for just a few minutes. Remember, you want it warm, not hot.

It took about 50 minutes of cooking time at 325 degrees in my oven to get these done.

Tip

Use a bag of baby carrots from the grocery store helps to simplify meal prep.

Honey glazed carrots in syrup in a blue cast iron Dutch oven.

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Lynda – Southern Kissed
The carrots are topped with a sweet honey glaze and roasted in the Dutch oven until they're tender.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 293 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Dutch oven (10-inch),
  • 18 Hot coals cooking temperature 325 degrees

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 pound baby carrots peeled and cut
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Place butter in a warmed* Dutch oven and melt. Add carrots to melted butter, pour honey over top, and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar; stir to coat. Cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes or until carrots are fork tender, using 8 coals underneath the oven and 10 on top.

Notes

*Tip: To warm the Dutch oven, you can place it in the sun or use about 4 coals underneath the oven for just a few minutes. Remember, you want it warm, not hot.
 
Recipe from Dutch Oven Camp Cooking by Vernon Winterton. Copyright 2022. Recipe reprinted with permission.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 183mgPotassium: 302mgFiber: 3gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 15992IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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Dutch Oven Camp Cooking

Dutch Oven Camp Cooking cookbook.

The recipe for these roasted carrots comes from Dutch Oven Camp Cooking by Vernon Winterton.

The book is geared toward cooking at a campsite, however, the recipes can easily be made at home in the oven.

If you are looking for more Dutch oven recipes, check out this book. It has a great variety of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert!

In addition to Helpful Hints, there are six chapters with recipes to make in your Dutch oven. Chapters, and a sampling of the recipes therein, include:

  • Breakfasts and Sweet Breads (Cheesy Breakfast Casserole, Breakfast Pizza, Cinnamon Rolls)
  • Savory Breads and Rolls (Italian Herb and Cheese Loaf, Jalapeno Cheese Bread, Golden Honey Sourdough Rolls)
  • Main Dishes (The King’s Chicken, Dutch Oven Pot Roast, Sloppy Joes)
  • Side Dishes (Cheesy Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Dutch Oven Potatoes)
  • Sauces, Soups, and Stews (Fresh Tomato Sauce, Tortilla Soup, White Chili), and
  • Desserts (Pecan Pie, Chocolate-Peppermint Cake, White Chocolate Cheesecake).

So, the next time you are planning a camping trip, a backyard cookout, a holiday dinner, or just want a delicious, healthy side dish, be sure to give these honey-glazed carrots a try.

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