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Carrots: How to Make Copper Pennies

Updated on September 8, 2014

You either love them or you hate them. But there's no question if you make them the right way, carrots can be one of the most delicious and nutritious vegetables.

Perfect for summer BBQs or winter holidays, you can make these year-round.

This carrot recipe for copper pennies is not only tasty and healthy, but also extremely easy to make - and it can last for 6 weeks in the fridge! So make sure to prepare a little extra because this dish is perfect as a leftover.

All images courtesy of GardenHarbor

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: 15


  • 2 lb carrots
  • 1 vidalia onion
  • 10 oz can tomato soup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper


  1. Peel the carrots and slice them in the size of coins.
  2. Boil the carrots until they are soft enough to stick a fork through them, then drain the water.
  3. Dice the vidalia onion.
  4. On stove, mix tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste and stir until thick.
  5. In a large casserole dish, mix the carrots, onions, and tomato sauce mixture.
  6. Store in fridge for 24 hours and serve!
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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I have never heard a carrot recipe referred to as Copper Pennies but it certainly caught my eye. What a sneaky way to get kids to eat their vegetables.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This looks great! I can't imagine anyone not liking carrots! Yum!