Recipe: Carrots with Character

Enjoy these sweet baby carrots as a side dish along with chicken, beef, or fish!

Number of Servings: 30 1/2 cup servings


  • 4 pounds baby carrots
  • 3 cups dried Michigan tart cherries
  • 1 1/4 cups maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


Cook carrots, covered in boiling water 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender; drain.

Heat cherries, syrup, butter, nutmeg, ginger and salt in large saucepot. Stir in carrots. Heat until carrots are well glazed.

Serve as a side dish. This recipe is especially good with chicken, beef or fish.

Recipe courtesy of Cherry Marketing Institute.