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Cinnamon Glazed Carrots in a white bowl in front of a pressure cooker

Instant Pot Cinnamon Glazed Carrots

Instant Pot Cinnamon Glazed Carrots are delicious! Sweet and tender, with a hint of cinnamon and orange. Make these pressure cooker cinnamon glazed carrots for a Thanksgiving side dish, or anytime you want a more exciting vegetable side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker glazed baby carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 327 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 or 2 lb bag Baby Carrots* (see note)
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Butter

Add After Pressure Cooking

  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3 tsp Corn Starch
  • 3 tsp Water


  1. Add the carrots, orange juice, cinnamon, and butter to a 3 qt or 6 qt pressure cooker pot (double the recipe if using an 8 qt, or just double all ingredients except for the carrots, if you want).

  2. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  3. Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 2 minutes (3 minutes for softer carrots). The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.

  4. When the cook cycle is finished, turn the pot off and turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to do a Quick Release of the steam/pressure.

  5. When the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid and use a slotted spoon to remove the carrots to a bowl.

  6. Turn on the Sauté setting and add the brown sugar and the honey. Stir well to combine. Let the mixture cook for a few minutes and reduce a little.

  7. Mix the corn starch and water together and add to the simmering mixture. Stir constantly until mixture thickens, then turn off the pot.

  8. Add the carrots back in and stir to coat them all.

  9. Serve directly from the pot, or transfer to a serving dish.

Recipe Notes

*If you only want to make 1 lb of carrots, that will work, but you'll need to keep the other ingredient amounts as written so the pot has enough liquid to come to pressure.