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This is a very simple recipe, but it is amazing.  Allowing the carrots to caramelize makes them unbelievably sweet!


  • 2 lbs fresh large carrots
  • 1-2 tbs olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Peel and cut the carrots into quarters.  Do not use baby carrots as it does not work as well.  Drizzle with olive oil and toss until well coated.  Sprinkle salt and pepper, and toss again.  Place on a cookie sheet so that carrots are not on top of each other.  They will caramelize better if they are not crowded.  Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, check to see if the carrots are turning brown and bubbly on the bottom (caramelized).  Turn with a spatula and bake until the other side of the carrots have just started to turn brown.  Salt and pepper again if necessary.

These do not taste like pot roast carrots.  I was not a cooked carrot lover until I tried them like this!

Makes 8 servings. Each serving contains 55 calories, 1.8 grams of fat, .2 grams of saturated fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 45 mg. sodium, 9 grams of carb, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

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