Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
48 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Simmered carrots are lightly buttered, but a bit of tart cream adds an extra-silky richness. We like the smooth texture you get from pureeing in a food processor; if you prefer a chunkier texture, use a potato masher. Garnish with green onions for added color.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients; set aside.

Step 2

Place carrots in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until tender. Drain; place in a food processor. Add juice, butter, and salt; process until smooth. Add crème fraîche mixture; pulse to combine.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

November 08, 2014
I had to substitute fat free fromage blanc for the crème fraîche, but this was still amazing! I'm not a fan of orange flavor in my savory foods, so I omitted the rind and subbed apple cider for the juice. So, so delicious.

IoneTaylor's Review

December 25, 2014
I followed the recipe as written and used the food processor. The dish was a little watery, and the orange flavor a little overpowering. I like the idea of a carrot mash very much, so I'm going to make these again without the orange zest and try mashing with a masher.


May 12, 2015
We aren't anti-orange, but the flavor was so overpowering to us we didn't eat it and tossed any extras.  I wasn't impressed enough to try this again with modifications, especially since we don't regularly keep creme fraiche in the house.

New Holiday Favorite!

November 22, 2015
Fantastic!  We loved this and is now a holiday staple.