Apple Pie Carrots

A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don’t like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

Ease of Preparation:  Easy, Moderate, Complex
Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1” chunks
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Place everything in a small saucepot with a tight-fitting lid and bring to a simmer.  Cook just until the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes or so.  Stir in the raisins just before serving.