Thanksgiving Week: Apples and Carrots

Welcome back to the final post of Thanksgiving Week – Apples and Carrots.

While corn is a staple for my Thanksgiving dinner, this dish would now crowd it out if there was limited space on the table. It has such a “harvest” taste to it. The sweetness of the apples and the earthy crunch of the carrots makes this a real crowd pleaser.

Plus it has that Thanksgiving color scheme.

A very straight forward list of ingredients. You can cut up the full-sized carrots, but I typically have the baby ones on hand. Choose a good baking apple like a Cortland.

Peeled and chopped.

The carrots need extra time, so they go in first.

A great dish for a great day.

Apple glazed carrots


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 lb carrots, sliced crosswise into 1/3-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped baking apples


Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Continue gently cooking the butter until it turns light brown; remove pan from heat and allow the butter to cool for a few minutes. Add the water, apple cider, and cinnamon to the browned butter and return the skillet to the stovetop over medium heat. Bring the apple cider mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes. Add the carrots, cover the skillet, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add a small amount of water to the carrots, if necessary. Stir the apples into the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the apples and carrots are tender. Makes 6 servings.


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Categories: Fruit, kosher, Low Carb, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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15 Comments on “Thanksgiving Week: Apples and Carrots”

  1. thewholebeet
    June 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    I making this right now! I bet my kids will love it!


  2. June 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Thank you for a wonderful week of posts! I’ll def be making many of them this coming Thanksgiving 🙂


  3. June 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    The colours are glorious! A burst of sunshine in a dish!


  4. June 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    This post made me laugh out loud as I had prepared a very basic carrots and apple in my hotel room in Florida because I was gaining too much weight eating at the area restaurants and needed a day off from rich food.


  5. elle
    June 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    woow what a fantastic idea! thanks 😀


  6. June 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    I think you received it already, but there is no reason why you could not have it several times 😉
    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award:


  7. June 4, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    oh i haven’t thought about cooking apples and carrots together cause its always been the usual carrots, corn and peas as sidedish.. will surely try this recipe, thanks for sharing.


  8. June 4, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    The colors are beautiful, and I wouldn’t have thought of putting the two together! Great idea!


  9. June 4, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I love it and thinking it will be great with a BBQ meat dish. Can’t wait to serve it to guest.


  10. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman
    June 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    I will have to try this, it looks delicious. ~Patty


  11. June 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    Thanks for a week of great recipes. Looking forward to trying this one. I have nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger award, please check out this link to accpet your nomination.


  12. June 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    My girlfriend is vegetarian and we are always looking for tasty (and easy) veggie recipes. I’m making a note of this one. Thanks! (And thanks for stopping by my travel blog…I’ll try to include the weird foods I encounter whenever I do!)


  13. June 9, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Looks delicious! Have never cooked apples before, let alone cooking apples with carrots before … will have to try this recipe. Thanks!




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