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.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
about 3 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

108 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 10mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 18g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 10g; protein 2g; vitamin a 25405.1IU; vitamin c 13.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.5mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 31.3mcg; sodium 171mg; potassium 510mg; calcium 56mg; iron 0.5mg.