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Carrot-Apricot Mash

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 6 to 8 servings
This vivid apricot-kissed side dish is chock-full of vitamins.


  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup apricot nectar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until carrots are very tender.

  2. Process carrot mixture, in batches, in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Return mixture to saucepan; add butter, whipping cream, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until warm.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008