Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Marcus Hay
Makes 8 servings

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

How to Make It

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.)

Ratings & Reviews

Julie59's Review

February 01, 2013
So this is how you make them! And who'da though they would be so easy? I've been looking for a recipe for sweet carrots for years now but all the recipes I came across turned out bland, mushy and the sauce was to thin. I can eat carrots now! Thanks so much, this is an EXCELLENT recipe, and just the way it is too, no changes - excellent.

Peggspark's Review

October 06, 2012
I fixed these as a side dish with a pork tenderloin and my husband said, "the carrots were the star of the show". This recipe is a keeper and so easy to make!

TiffanyAnne26's Review

September 29, 2010
Husband and kids loved it!!!

jlberta's Review

June 02, 2010
This recipe has become my go-to veggie side for my increasingly picky boyfriend. I boil the carrots for 10 minutes in salted water like a previous reviewer said and I also add a bit of fresh ground nutmeg and a sprinkle of ground ginger. I really enjoy them.

Cheryl242's Review

April 14, 2010
These carrots were really good. I made them just as the recipe said. It's so hard to find good vegetable recipes. My father-in-law really liked them. Were quite easy to do. It took more like 20 minutes for the glaze to form and the carrots to cook adequately, though. But the maple syrup was a very nice addition. I will definitely make this dish again.