These carrots are given a drool-worthy makeover with the addition of country bacon, fresh thyme, and light brown sugar.
4 thick bacon slices
2 pounds carrots, peeled and diagonally sliced into 1
2 cups water
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
How to Make It
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Add carrots and next 3 ingredients to skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat 30 to 35 minutes or until liquid is reduced to a glaze and carrots are tender. Sprinkle with thyme and reserved bacon.
Make Ahead: Peel and slice carrots up to a day ahead. Store in a zip-top plastic bag in refrigerator.