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Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Carrots with Pistachios

Pomegranate Molasses-Glazed Carrots with Pistachios
8 Servings
Active Time
35 Minutes
Total Time
35 Minutes

In this glazed carrot recipe, instead of a traditional sugar glaze, we glaze spiced carrots with a combination of sweet-tart pomegranate molasses and honey. A touch of butter and a sprinkling of pistachios make them a decadent yet simple vegetable side dish for any meal.


  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and diagonally sliced (1/4-inch)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives


  1. Combine carrots, water, pomegranate molasses, honey, butter, cinnamon and salt in a large skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and cook until the carrots are just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid is a syrupy glaze, 6 to 8 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in pistachios and chives. Serve warm.

To Make Ahead

Keep warm in a 225°F oven for up to 30 minutes.


Tip: Pomegranate molasses has a bright, tangy flavor. (Don’t confuse it with grenadine syrup, which contains little or no pomegranate juice.) Find it in Middle Eastern markets and some large supermarkets near the vinegar or molasses. To make your own: Simmer 4 cups pomegranate juice, uncovered, in a medium nonreactive saucepan over medium heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 45 to 50 minutes. (Do not let the syrup reduce too much or it will darken and become very sticky.) Makes about 1/2 cup. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrients per serving (recipe makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup each)

Calories 119
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 241mg
Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 11g
Added Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Potassium 381mg

Diabetic Exchanges 2 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

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