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Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

These Maple Orange Glazed Carrots are the perfect festive side for a holiday celebration! Rounds of carrots are sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice.

Maple Orange Glazed Carrots
Elise Bauer

Glazed Carrots With a Holiday Twist

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!

the best Glazed Carrots
Elise Bauer

Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings
If you double the recipe, you may need to increase the heat or cooking time to help the glaze reduce.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Sauté carrots in butter:

    In a large, wide sauté pan, heat the butter on medium heat until melted. Add the carrots and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Add maple syrup, then orange juice:

    Add the maple syrup and cook for a minute more. Add the orange juice. Cover the pan and cook for 3 more minutes.

  3. Uncover pan and simmer away most liquid:

    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.

  4. Sprinkle cinnamon over the carrots, and stir in the orange zest
Maple Orange Glazed Carrots
Elise Bauer