6 to 8 medium carrots
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cold water
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped, optional
Wash and cut carrots into 1/2-inch slices. Place in 1 1/2-quart casserole with butter and brown sugar. Cover and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes. Mix water and cornstarch until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture into the carrots. Add pecans, if using. Cover and continue cooking about 5 more minutes.