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Orange Maple Glazed Carrots

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Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipes

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipesOrange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and easy side dish recipe perfect for Easter holiday or any meal!

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipesThis post contains affiliate links.

The flavors of orange and maple go so well together, and they are the perfect pairing for this glazed carrots recipe.  Paired with a sweet carrot, this sweeter side dish is a great balance for spicy or savory foods.  You can use any type of maple syrup, but I like to use a true maple syrup.  Many of the “classic” ones you think of in the store are actually more of a sugar syrup made to resemble the authentic version.

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipesSometimes it can be tricky trying to find a side dish that is not boring or repetitive.  And it is easy to stick with the staples and favorites.  What I like about this glazed carrots recipe is that it is still very simple, fast, and easy to make without any fuss to shake things up.  And since it would go well with so many different dishes, you can easily put it in the rotation as an exciting option.  Even though the orange and maple syrup are sweet, they are not overpowering, and the carrots still shine.  So do not worry about trying to pair up the flavors too perfectly with other parts of the meal.  It will not taste like a heap of maple!

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipesI like to leave these Orange Maple Glazed Carrots as whole carrots because they are just SO pretty!  But you can easily cut them up before cooking into bite sized pieces and just reduce the cooking time by about half.

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Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipes

  

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipes Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipes

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots are a fast and simple side dish recipe ready in 20 minutes! Perfect for holiday dinners like Easter. Fresh and sweet flavors of orange and maple syrup in a simple sauce. Gluten free and vegan. #glazedcarrots #easterrecipes #sidedishrecipes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash your carrots and trim as desired. Slice if you wish or keep whole.
  • Zest the orange and set the zest aside for later.
  • Put the carrots in a large skillet with the stock, 1/4 cup orange juice from the orange you have zested, 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the carrots are just tender, approximately 5 minutes for cut carrots and 8-10 minutes for whole carrots. Turn or stir carrots about halfway through.
  • Remove the lid. Continue cooking until the liquid reduces to approximately 2 Tablespoons.
  • Add the rest of the maple syrup and zest of the orange. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon for brightness. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and additional orange juice as desired. Serve warm.

Notes

Fresh orange juice is best here but bottled could work in a pinch. Bottled juice has more sugar so you may need to adjust other flavors like less maple or more salt.
If you are a little short on the orange juice from your orange, replace the difference with more stock.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 19049IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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By on January 31st, 2020

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