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Bourbon Glazed Carrots and Pumpkin with Brown Sugar

Everyone loves glazed carrots, but when you add pumpkin into the mix, this easy side dish becomes something extra special. The veggies are glazed with bourbon, brown sugar and butter, so simple to make and loved by the whole family. The kids will love these with their turkey this Thanksgiving. or serve them up as part of Christmas dinner. Plus they are cooked completely on the stove top, meaning you can free up oven space!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 2 lb carrots
  • 1 lb pumpkin
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh parsley garnish - optional


  • Start by peeling the carrots and cutting them into thick circles.
  • Peel the pumpkin and cut into 1 inch chunks.
  • Place a large skillet or dutch over a medium heat and add in the carrots, cover with boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the carrots and return the empty pan to the heat.
  • Add the bourbon, butter and brown sugar to the pan and let everything melt together.
  • Add the partially cooked carrots and raw pumpkin to the pan and stir gently to coat in the glaze.
  • Place a lid on and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and cook at a medium heat for 5-8 minutes until everything is fork tender and the glaze has thickened.
  • Season with salt and serve.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 23770IU | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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