Lazy-Braised, Maple-Glazed Carrots | Midwest Living

Lazy-Braised, Maple-Glazed Carrots

Lazy-Braised, Maple-Glazed Carrots

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Yield: about 3 cups
  • Hands On 20 mins
  • Total Time 30 mins

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Compared to traditional super sugary glazed carrots, our recipe bridges sweet and savory. Come Thanksgiving, this dish is well worth a spot on the holiday table.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally 1/4-inch thick
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon slivered orange zest (set aside)*
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic cloves, cut sides down, and rosemary sprig. Cook until fragrant and garlic begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and discard garlic.
  2. Add carrots to skillet. Season with salt and black pepper. Add the water. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until carrots are nearly tender.
  3. Remove and discard rosemary sprig. Add juice, maple syrup, mustard and cayenne pepper to carrots; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring often, until liquid is syrupy and carrots are lightly glazed, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with orange zest.


  • *Prep Tip To make long strips of slivered zest, peel wide strips of orange zest using a vegetable peeler, then cut them into thin strips. (Or just use a zester or Microplane.)

Nutrition Facts

(Lazy-Braised, Maple-Glazed Carrots)

Servings Per Recipe 6, carb. (g) 18, sat. fat (g) 2, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 108, vit. C (mg) 13, Thiamin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 2, chol. (mg) 10, vit. A (IU) 25405, Fat, total (g) 4, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 10, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, calcium (mg) 56, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, iron (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 171, Potassium (mg) 510, Folate (µg) 31, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0

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