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Countdown to Thanksgiving—Glazed and Spicy Carrots in the Crockpot

by Permanent Posies on October 10, 2011

Have you ever watched the cooking show called Hungry Girl?  She has some really great ideas to turn comfort food into lower calorie, lower fat treats.  I couldn’t follow her recipe exactly on this one because I didn’t have all her ingredients and I like to put my own spin on things.   Well, really it is very different.  But you know it is all about improvising, right?

GLAZED CARROTS IN THE CROCKPOT

1/2 cup Polar Fuji Apple Preserves
4 tsp Sweet Ancho Chile Relish (or substitute with Raspberry Chipotle or Plum Chipotle…)
2 1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

2 lbs sliced carrots (I don’t like baby carrots but if you do…..)
1 onion sliced
1 sliced red bell pepper
1 sliced jalepeno (no seeds and veins)

Sprinkle of salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Put all in a slow cooker and stir it up.  Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.

This had just enough heat to make it quite different.  I decided after I cooked it that I would leave out part or all of the cinnamon and nutmeg.  But that is just me.  The preserves and relish had plenty of flavors without the extra spices.  However, the Cayenne pepper was really a great touch.

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