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Ginger Molasses Carrots

Ginger Molasses Carrots ~ The Complete Savorist

 It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the sweet and savory combination.  And let’s face it, carrots are already on the sweeter side, so it’s really sweet, sweet, and then savory for this dish. And that’s just fantastic.But regardless of the sweet/savory ratio, the spice of ginger, the sweetness of honey and molasses, and the freshness of the parsley make these carrots pop!

Ginger-Molasses Carrots

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 11/2 cups carrots; chopped (or baby)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp . ground ginger
  • 1 tsp . honey
  • 2 tbsp . parsley; chopped
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. In a sauté pan on medium heat, melt the butter then add the carrots.
  2. To ensure even cooking, make sure the carrots are similar in size.
  3. Cook carrots in the butter for 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick the carrots are.
  4. Once the carrots are mostly cooked through, add the molasses, honey, ginger, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low heat and add the orange juice.
  7. Mix well, making sure the orange juice has completely been incorporated into the molasses sauce. Cook an additional 5-7 minutes or until fork tender.
  8. Once cooked, remove from heat and add in the parsley.
  9. Serve immediately.

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  • Reply
    Prairie Gal Cookin'
    September 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

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    September 27, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Thank PGC. Hope you enjoy them.

  • Reply
    September 28, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    These look so amazing!!!

    • Reply
      October 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you Aimee. Enjoy.

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    September 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I’ve got to try these…I love carrots

    • Reply
      October 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      I hope you enjoy them FT.

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    Manila Spoon
    August 13, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Yum! What a perfectly delicious side dish – love the zing from the ginger and the sweetness from the honey and molasses! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 13, 2015 at 6:06 am

    I love sweet & savory too, and would adore these carrots. Perfect for dinner.

    • Reply
      August 14, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Christie, they really are.

  • Reply
    August 13, 2015 at 6:32 am

    These look amazing! I definitely want to try this!

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    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    August 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Carrots are one of my favorite side dishes! And these look so delicious! Haven’t tried making carrots with ginger and molasses but you convinced me to try! 🙂

    • Reply
      August 14, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      It’s worth trying at least once.

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    Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give
    August 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    For most of my life I only ate carrots raw – lucky for me I’ve finally given cooked carrots a try because this recipe looks fabulous!

    • Reply
      August 14, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Oh cooked carrots are delicious. But so are raw.

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