Maple-Glazed Parsnips and Carrots Recipe

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There's a sweet hint of spring in the vegetable medley Bill Richards drizzles with reduced-calorie pancake syrup. "I enjoy adapting recipes I find in my wife's magazines," the creative cook shares from Ironwood, Michigan. "This different side dish goes with many of the entrees I make when our family comes to dinner."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 pound parsnips, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie pancake syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 144 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, cook and stir carrots and parsnips over medium heat in butter for 5 minutes. Combine the pancake syrup, orange juice, orange peel and salt; pour over carrot mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Uncover; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender and syrup mixture thickens and coats vegetables. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Maple-Glazed Parsnips and Carrots in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p52

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