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!

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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.


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/3 cup orange juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

  • Pinch cinnamon


  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
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
153 Calories
6g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 334mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 353mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.