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Betty’s Sweet and Sour Spiced Carrots Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Sweet and Sour Spiced Carrots. This is a great relish-type dish for a holiday table.

Ingredients:

4 to 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into about 3-inch lengths
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup white vinegar
¾ cup water
1 teaspoon mustard seed
2 sticks of cinnamon, broken
3 whole cloves

Cook 4 to 6 prepared carrots for 5 minutes. Drain and cut into thin pieces. (Cut into a style that is attractive.) Combine ¾ cup sugar, ¾ cup white vinegar, ¾ cup water, 1 teaspoon mustard seed, 2 sticks cinnamon (broken), and 3 whole cloves. Simmer 10 minutes. Pour over carrots. Cool. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Drain well and place in a nice serving bowl to accompany a holiday (or other) dinner. We really enjoy Sweet and Sour Spiced Carrots with turkey, chicken, or ham. The carrots are very tasty! Enjoy!!! –Betty 

 
 

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Betty’s Clove-Studded Red Cinnamon Pears

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a gorgeous and luscious condiment for your holiday table—Clove-Studded Red Cinnamon Pears. These are super easy, because you can use canned pears and just add a few spices for an awesome addition to your dinner!

Ingredients:

29-oz. can pear halves, drained (with syrup reserved) and sliced down the middle to make pear quarters
whole cloves
1 cup sugar
¼ cup (heaping) of red cinnamon drops (red hots)
Red food coloring, optional

Stud each pear quarter with a few whole cloves. Put into sterilized 1 quart glass jar with screw lid. Combine reserved pear syrup, sugar, and cinnamon drops in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a few drops of red food coloring, if deeper red color is desired. Let cool for about ½ hour, and then pour over studded pear quarters and seal. Refrigerate. Serve as a condiment for ham or other meats, or as a topping for ice cream. This makes about 10 pear quarters and will keep in the refrigerator about 1 week. Note: You must make this addition to your holiday table at least one day ahead, in order to get the pears to absorb the clove and cinnamon flavor and the bright red color. This will be a dramatic addition to your meal! Enjoy! –Betty 

 

 
 

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