Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Candied Bourbon and Brown Sugar Carrots
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These bourbon glazed carrots are the perfect side for a weekday dinner or Holiday feast! The addition of brown sugar and butter creates a silky smooth glaze and is the perfect way to enjoy carrots.

What type of bourbon to use?

While the alcohol burns off, the flavor of the bourbon remains. I tend to go with a rye bourbon or rye whiskey as I like the earthiness. However, any bourbon, whiskey or rum you enjoy drinking is what you should use.

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Spring


Fresh carrots cooked in a sweet bourbon brown butter and thyme glaze. 



  1. Clean and cut the carrots

    Thoroughly wash and scrub the carrots. Peel and cut into uniform slices. 

  2. Simmer the carrots in butter

    Over medium-low heat simmer the carrots in butter and salt. Let simmer for around 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender.

  3. Add the Bourbon and brown sugar

    Remove the pan from the heat and add the bourbon. Bring back to the heat and cook for a couple minutes for the alcohol to burn off. Add the brown sugar and thyme. 

  4. Finish the carrots

    Cover the carrots with a lid and let cook for 5 minutes.

    If the glaze looks too dry add some butter. If too wet remove the lid and let simmer to reduce and turn into a glaze. 

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