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Orange Glazed Carrots

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.

Health NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds thin orange and/or purple carrots with greens intact, scrubbed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

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.

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).

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 243mg
  • Calcium: 51mg
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