Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

If you double the recipe, you may need to increase the heat or cooking time to help the glaze reduce.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

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.