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Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Marcus Hay Photo by: Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Marcus Hay

Maple-Glazed Carrots

This tasty side dish brings out the best in carrots to create a memorable main dish pairing.

Real Simple NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings


  • 3 pounds carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and black pepper


Prepare the Carrots
In a large skillet, combine the carrots, syrup, butter, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Cook the Carrots
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring once, until the carrots are tender and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, 12 to 15 minutes. (If the carrots are tender before the liquid has thickened, uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until the liquid forms a glaze.)

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 113
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 21g
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 226mg
  • Cholesterol: 8mg

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