Simple Maple-Glazed Carrots Recipe
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Simple Maple-Glazed Carrots Recipe

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Carrots are my favorite vegetable, so I'm always searching for different ways to prepare them. This festive dish is quick to make and nicely complements the turkey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 12 medium carrots, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 205 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 338 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water and carrots to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, combine the cornstarch and orange juice until smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain carrots; transfer to a serving bowl. Pour glaze over carrots; gently stir to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Maple-Glazed Carrots in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p130

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"YUM! A different way to serve carrots, also not too sweet. Quick and easy too!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"Wonderful And I do not like cooked carrots usually"

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