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
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
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.
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.