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orange glazed carrots
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orange glazed carrots

These Maple Orange Glazed Carrots are the perfect festive side for a holiday celebration! Rounds of carrots are sautéed in vegetable stock and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange glazed carrots
Servings: 4
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Wash your carrots and trim as desired.
  • 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 8-10 minutes for whole carrots.
  • Uncover pan and simmer away most liquid: Uncover the pan and increase the heat to medium high. Stir the carrots occasionally, and cook until almost all of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.
  • 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, and additional orange juice as desired.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 19019IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg