This is a perfect side dish for any main entrée. It can be made simple by slicing the carrots or for an elegant setting use whole carrots with two to three inches of their tops still attached as shown.
8 medium sized carrots, cut the top off so 2 inches of the tops remain, peel if desired, for the simple version, dice into 1 – 2 inch thick slices
1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 cups of water
Evenly spread carrots in an oven proof casserole dish. Cut the butter into 4 quarters and spread throughout the casserole dish. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Cooking time for sliced carrots will be slightly shorter.