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.
- 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.
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