Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears

  • Recipe By
  • Published Mar 7th
  • Ready In35m
  • Servings12
  • Calories227
My wife and I put together this recipe for an office Christmas party, and it got rave reviews. This side dish is easy to prepare and has a great taste.

Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears for 12 servings:

  • 3 Anjou pears, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or as needed

Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In35m

To cook Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears within 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Honey Glazed Carrots and Pears easily:

  1. 1 Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add pears; cover and steam until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer pears to a bowl. Add carrots to steamer, cover, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes; add carrots to bowl with pears.
  2. 2 Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar has melted and glaze is slightly reduced, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. 3 Pour glaze over pears and carrots; toss to coat. Remove pears and carrots with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with parsley.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the butter glaze ingredients. The actual amount of the glaze consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 227 calories; 15.7 grams of fat; 22.6 grams of carbohydrates; 1.4 gram of protein; 41 milligrams of cholesterol; 189 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 6th 2019

    very good we have made tgis several times and will make it again

  2. Jan 1st 2019

    I used brown sugar only and cut it in half. The natural sweetness of the carrots and pears was enough.It was a hit at my sons house on Christmas Day! Apparently my daughter in-law says I'll ...

  3. Nov 22nd 2018

    Like always, I read the reviews before making this dish, and followed most of the recommendations. I steamed the pears but boiled 3 lbs baby carrots. I cut 4 tbsp butter out of the recipe. I ...

  4. Jan 22nd 2017

    I was looking for a new recipe for carrots, as I am not an inventive cook. I thought the combination of carrots and pears sounded interesting. My family raved about them! They will be mad ...

  5. Apr 17th 2016

    Way less time spent steaming pears, more for carrots. Between the brown sugar and honey, I had crispy bits of candy mixed in. Cut one or the other?

  6. Jan 4th 2015

    I used a very crisp pears, steam the carrots for about 8 minutes and then tossed the pears into the steamer and steamed them for just a few more minutes. The amount of butter / glaze is ove ...

  7. Jun 18th 2013

    Very good; I'm just not sure why the pears are needed... I don't like pears, so I left them out, and followed the rest of the ingredients. Also, I don't have a steamer, and I like my carrot ...

  8. Apr 2nd 2013

    Much to labor intensive. Carrots can be steamed for 5 minutes, and then you can throw in the Pears for another 5 minutes. The recipe says simmer the butter/brown sugar part for 5 to 10 min ...

  9. Apr 1st 2013

    I had carrots and I had pears so I went for it. Glad I did. It is very hard to find recipes that the whole family liked, but this one was liked by 8 out of 8 at the Easter table. The only ...