- 1.5 pounds carrots (peeled, trimmed and cut into 1.5 inch pieces)
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons butter (cubed)
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a 3.5 – 4 quart slow cooker.
- Cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or until the carrots are tender. Lightly shake the crockpot WITHOUT removing the lid as soon as the butter has melted (about 15-30 minutes into cooking), to make sure the carrots are all coated.
- To thicken the glaze, remove the lid and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon from time to time.
Step by Step Photos:Prep is incredibly easy for this recipe – just add everything to the crockpot, and you’re basically done! Cook the carrots with the lid off for the final 10-15 minutes to thicken the glaze further, if you like.
Ingredient Notes:Carrots: I just use regular old carrots and peel/slice them. You can absolutely use frozen sliced carrots, or baby carrots instead. Honey: You can use the same amount of brown sugar in place of the honey, if you prefer. Butter: The butter is absolutely delicious, but if you’re fundamentally opposed to it, you can use your favorite heat-safe oil instead. Just a word of warning: Oils with a strong flavor will change the way this recipe tastes.
Cooking Tips:Melting the butter: There’s no need to melt the butter before adding it to the crockpot. After a while, I just hold down the lid lightly and give everything a shake – easy and way less hassle, plus one less dish to wash. Slow cooker size: Use a smaller crockpot – mine is just 3.5 quart. That way the carrots get a really nice glaze. In a large crockpot, you’ll want to make a double batch or you’ll risk a lot of burning. Thicker glaze: Make the glaze even glazier by removing the lid for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Stir a few times with a wooden spoon to make sure all the carrots are coated. Cooking on LOW: If you need them to cook for longer, cook them on LOW for 5-6 hours instead of cooking them on HIGH. Double batch: To feed a crowd, you can double the recipe. Use a 5-6 quart slow cooker instead, the cooking time doesn’t change.
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