Candied Carrots

Recipe from

Real Simple


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pounds carrots, halved lengthwise
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the maple syrup, salt, cayenne, and 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Add the carrots and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, turning occasionally, until the carrots are tender and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with the pepper.

July 2010