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Cider-braised Carrots

15 minutes prep
35 minutes active cooking
50 minutes total

Makes 4 - 6 servings
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Those trees that Johnny Appleseed planted across early America...

grew fruit for making hard cider, a drink safer than water in those days. Old recipes using cider for cooking go back to the 1800s, when it was used for the same reason. While our water may be cleaner these days, using hard cider adds a subtle, fruity flavor to these simple braised carrots.

What you'll need


For the shopping list


medium carrots

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$16 - Chico - California

$13 - Jura - France

Beurre de Baratte - Salted Butter

$5 - Skamania - Washington

Sunsetter Cider

$19 - Arkville - New York

100% Pure Maple Syrup
Out of stock
1/2 - 1 teaspoon of Italian Fine Sea Salt

$7 - Trapani - Sicily

Italian Fine Sea Salt


From the kitchen




Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

"While I almost always cook with extra virgin olive oil, sometimes I want another dimension of flavor so I add a little butter."

~ Jim Dixon, founder Wellspent and Real Good Food

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Cook the carrots in the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Add the salt, cider, and maple syrup and stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the carrots are tender.

Step 3

Remove the carrots and cook until the liquid has reduced to a sticky glaze. Pour over the cooked carrots.

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Beer & Cider

Sunsetter Cider

Mill ASkamania - Washington
Everyday Extra Virgin
Olive Oil

Everyday Extra Virgin

California Olive RanchChico - California
100% Pure Maple Syrup

100% Pure Maple Syrup

Tree JuiceArkville - New York
Out of stock
Italian Fine Sea Salt
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Italian Fine Sea Salt

Gucciardo VincenzoTrapani - Sicily

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