There are a lot of recipes that I make that are made on the fly and thus I don't share them here; mostly because I don't measure anything. This is a bit like that but I feel it's flexible enough that you (or I) can reasonably recreate it with the following "notes." Also, this is truly sugar-free...it doesn't have a fake sugar or a white sugar substitute like honey or such. I have a hard time when folks call something sugar-free and then use honey or splenda, etc. I know, that's my personal beef, but still.
I cooked down some really ripe apricots we got this summer so I'm calling it apricot butter. I've had a few store bought things that are basically just fruit without any sugar and they would work great in this recipe as well!
Quick Sugar-free Pan-fried Carrots
one bunch small carrots or about 1lb carrots cut up
apricot butter (or possibly another mild flavored fruit butter)
Cook the carrots in a covered-dish until almost soft in the microwave. Heat coconut oil in a pan until pretty hot. Toss in carrots. Sprinkle with salt and a few pinches of cumin. Stir frequently and make sure the carrots are coated with oil and spices. Add a few spoonfuls of the fruit butter, stir around and let caramelize. Enjoy!