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Apricot and Pomegranate Glazed Carrots

It’s here!!! Turkey day is only two days away!! What are you bringing to the table this year?? This year I am excited to bring this show stopping apricot and pomegranate glazed carrot side dish! A sweet and tangy glaze covers tender carrots topped with crunchy pistachios and pomegranate seeds. Yuuuuummmm! My mouth is watering as I write this! 

Another handy feature of this recipe is that it is super fast to make and holds up really well to traveling or storage in the fridge before being reheated…that glaze isn’t going anywhere! 

 

Enjoy this super delicious, fast and beautiful veggie side!

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :) 

 

Apricot and Pomegranate Glazed Carrots

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled with tops trimmed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon apricot preserves 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted pistachios 
  • 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 

Procedure

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Place carrots in boiling water and boil for 1 minute. Drain and set aside. 

In a skillet add maple syrup, molasses, butter, apricot, salt and pepper. Melt butter and stir to combine. Add carrots and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Cook until liquids are reduced and thick and carrots are tender. 

Place carrots on a platter and top with pistachios, pomegranate seeds and parsley. Serve warm. 

 

Chocolate Bark

It's the holiday season! Thanksgiving is peeking around the corner and the onslaught of holiday parties and gift exchanges will commence. I don't know about you guys, but I have a reeeaaalllly hard time figuring out what to give in a secret Santa gift exchange or what I will bring to the office gift exchange. So to save myself countless hours of googling "best gift to give in a secret Santa gift exchange" I am just going to whip up the most classic, inviting and fail proof gift of all. Chocolate bark!! I mean who doesn't love it? It's sweet, it's salty and it's not going to make you gain five pounds in one bite!!! Aaannnd you can put it in the cutest jars or containers to give it major curb appeal.

Oh and did I mention it takes literally 5 minutes to make? booya. Scroll on down to get your holiday mittens on this staple and totally have it your way treat. 

Chocolate Bark

12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips 

1/3 cup cranberries

1/4 cup crushed pecans 

1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 

Handful of toffee candy bits 


Instructions 

Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Spread the chocolate chips into a square shape on the paper or mat. Bake for about 5 mins until the chocolate looks gooey. Using a knife or a spatula, swirl the chocolate around to create an even square. Sprinkle on your toppings. Use your spatula to gently push down the toppings into the chocolate. Remove the paper or mat from a baking sheet and place in the fridge for 30 to 45 min. Remove from fridge when chocolate bark is hard. Crack the square into pieces. Store in the fridge.  This recipe makes roughly 15 pieces.