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Posted on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 : 8 a.m.

Pomegranate molasses glazed carrots are fancy enough for a holiday party but good enough to eat every day

By Mary Bilyeu


Mary Bilyeu | Contributor

A ridiculously easy, pretty, and delicious side dish, it's hard to go wrong with these glazed carrots. The pomegranate molasses offers a bit of tartness to complement the sweetness of the vegetable, and the butter lends a richness to the dish.

Whether serving this at Rosh Hashanah, as I did, or for Sukkot (the pilgrimage festival which began at sundown on Sunday), or at Thanksgiving (it's coming sooner than you think!), these carrots contribute to the specialness of a holiday dinner. But they're so quick to prepare that they can even lend their color and flavor to an everyday meal, as well.


Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Carrots

1 pound carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses (available at Middle Eastern markets)

Slice carrots into coins, about 1/4-inch thick. Place into a saucepan, cover with water, bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes until fork-tender. Drain, and return carrots to saucepan.

Add butter and pomegranate molasses; cook, stirring occasionally, just until butter melts and carrots are glazed.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

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