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

New Holiday Favorite!

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


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.

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.

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.