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While this simple recipe for cooked carrots practically screams fall, it’s just as tasty and nutritious any time of year. The sweet, tender Mapled-Glazed Carrots will prove a favorite for the whole family, and they’re a sly, smart way to get a little color on picky eaters’ plates. What’s not to love? After peeling (or scrubbing) and slicing the carrots, you’ll throw them in a skillet with syrup, butter, and a bit of water and salt and pepper. The mixture caramelizes over the stove and the liquid reduces a bit, into a thick, subtly sweet glaze. Have the kids help peel the carrots while you get the rest of the meal started!


Credit: John Kernick

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15 mins
1 min
30 mins
Serves 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, combine the carrots, syrup, butter, ⅓ cup water, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring once, until the carrots are tender and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, 12 to 15 minutes. (If the carrots are tender before the liquid has thickened, uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until the liquid forms a glaze.)

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 8mg; carbohydrates 21g; calories from fat 25%; sodium 226mg; protein 1g; fiber 4g; sugars 13g.