Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Amy Wilson
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Glazed carrots are a wonderful side dish. Healthy, quick to prepare, and bursting with citrusy orange flavor, these veggies will be a winner on the holiday table.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a 5- to 6-quart pot of salted water to a boil and cook carrots until just tender (6-8 minutes). Drain well.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large (12-inch) heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides. Add carrots and sauté 1 minute. Add orange juice, maple syrup, thyme, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Continue to boil, shaking skillet frequently, until liquid is reduced and syrupy, and carrots are tender (5-10 minutes).

Chef's Notes

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