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!
Maple Orange Glazed Carrots
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Sprinkle cinnamon over the carrots, and stir in the orange zest