Maple Baby Carrots Recipe
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Maple Baby Carrots Recipe

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“I first tasted this three-ingredient side dish at my aunt’s house,” relates Karen Wren from Freedom, Maine. “I thought they were the sweetest, most tender carrots I’d ever had. I make them all the time now.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 166 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place carrots and a small amount of water in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Add butter; microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. Drizzle with syrup; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Maple Baby Carrots in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p10

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tchr90 User ID: 2795278 126826
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"This is a quick and easy side dish and my family really likes it. A real keeper! I don't know why the stars aren't showing but I rated this a 5."

s_pants User ID: 174050 58933
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"Easy, simple and good. I used 2 pounds of carrots and it took 20+ minutes to get them tender."

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