Slow Cooker Candied Carrots are an easy sweet side dish that will go great with your holiday meal!
This month I found a great recipe to convert to the slow cooker from a book I found at the library called Down Home Southern Cooking. The recipe in the book boiled the carrots first, with the slow cooker that step is not needed.
I start with a 2-pound bag of whole carrots. I used a wavy cutter to slice them, I think I got this wavy cutter at pampered chef, but I don’t see it available there anymore. Here is a wavy cutter that is similar. I love this cutter, I use it often for salads for carrots and cucumber. Of course, this recipe can be made without the wavy cutter, just use a regular knife.
This recipe has just a few simple ingredients: carrots, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt.
Toss all those ingredients in the slow cooker.
After 3 hours on high, this is what the carrots look like. They still have great color!
This is a great side for the holidays. Many people don’t care for sweet potatoes (what?) and this side is a great alternative. I don’t know about you, but I have so many parties I have to bring a few sides to in the next week.
I hope you have a great weekend! I have another great holiday side coming up on Monday, see you then!
Slow Cooker Candied Carrots
- 2 lbs. carrots peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Place the carrots in the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. and salt.
- Pour in the water and stir.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
- Serve and enjoy!
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