BourbonCarrots Detail

Bourbon Candied Carrots Recipe with Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

This is a rustic looking side dish that has a good balance of earthy and sweet characters. It goes great on a spinach salad or would be a perfect accompaniment with grilled pork chops. These reduced-sugar carrots contain 17% fewer calories* and 44% less sugar* than the full-sugar version and can be a part of a diabetic friendly meal plan.** Makes 5 servings.

Serving size

3 carrots


100 Calories


  • 1 pound medium-sized carrots with green tops

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

  • 14 cup (62.5 mL) orange juice

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) bourbon

  • 14 tsp (1.25 mL) black pepper

  • 14 tsp (1.25 mL) coarse kosher salt


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)

  • 2.

    Trim greens off carrots leaving about 1 inch (2.5 cm) at the top. Thoroughly rinse carrots under cold, running water removing any dirt. Pat carrots dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

  • 3.

    Melt butter for 1 minute in a small microwave-safe bowl.

  • 4.

    Remove bowl from microwave and add ginger, Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, orange juice, bourbon, and black pepper. Stir until sugar blend is completely dissolved. Pour over carrots and toss to coat.

  • 5.

    Bake for 35 minutes stirring halfway through.

  • 6.

    Remove from oven and sprinkle carrots with coarse kosher salt.

*These carrots have 100 calories and 9 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version which have 120 calories and 16 grams of sugar per serving. ** Please consider in the context of your own personal diabetes plan.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 100
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 140mg
Total carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Erythritol 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 210% DV
Vitamin C 25% DV
Calcium 4% DV
Iron 4% DV