Have you started your holiday meal planning yet? We are just now getting around to it. If you like glazed carrots, here’s a way to dress them up for a feast. Sauté the carrot rounds in butter, and then cook them in a solution of maple syrup and orange juice, until the liquid has almost completely evaporated. Toss in a little orange zest and a pinch of cinnamon, and you’re there. Glazed carrots with a holiday twist.
Maple Orange Glazed Carrots Recipe
If you double the recipe, you may need to increase the heat or cooking time to help the glaze reduce.
- 1 pound carrots, peeled, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- Pinch cinnamon
1 In a large, wide sauté pan, heat the butter on medium heat until melted. Add the carrots and toss to coat. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the maple syrup. Cook for a minute more, then add the orange juice. Cover the pan and cook for 3 more minutes.
2 Uncover the pan and increase the heat to medium high. Stir the carrots occasionally, and cook until almost all of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.
3 Sprinkle cinnamon over the carrots, and stir in the orange zest.
Yield: Serves 4.