Amaretto Almond Carrots Recipe

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Amaretto Almond Carrots Recipe. © 2013 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Naturally sweet carrots are enhanced with almonds, amaretto, and a hint of cinnamon. If you do not have amaretto liqueur or cannot use it, simply substitute almond extract as directed in the recipe. This is an elegant yet simple and fast side dish.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 pound fresh carrots, trimmed and peeled
  • 1/2 stick (4 Tablespoons) butter
  • 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur (may substitute 1 teaspoon almond extract)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamonSalt and white pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Lightly toast slivered almonds in a dry skillet until it starts to become lightly brown and smell fragrant. Set aside.
  2. Slice the carrots into 1/8-inch-thick coin shapes.
  3. Place carrots in a heavy saucepan with the butter and gently simmer about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the amaretto, cinnamon, pepper.
  5. Continue to simmer until carrots are just tender but not overcooked. Stir in toasted almonds and serve.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 169
    Total Fat 14 g
    Saturated Fat 5 g
    Unsaturated Fat 6 g
    Cholesterol 20 mg
    Sodium 54 mg
    Carbohydrates 10 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)