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Carrots with Orange Sauce


My grandmother didn’t really like plain vegetables – they needed to have some sort of treatment to make them truly delicious.  This is a classic example of the sort of side dish she would make for friends.


  • 12 carrots
  • 1/2 c orange juice
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 t flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 T grated orange rind
  • 2 T butter (optional – this will give a richer taste and smoother texture, so omit for a lighter taste)

Combine orange juice, sugar, flour, rind and salt. Add butter if using. Cook for 5 minutes over low heat stirring constantly. Steam or boil carrots until cooked through but not soft.  Pour sauce over to serve. This recipe will serve 8-10 as a side dish. I usually make half.