Orange Glazed Carrots

Orange Glazed Carrots Recipe


  • 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


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).


    Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes.

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

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

Good to Know

Purple carrots add a pop of color to the dinner table and contain anthocyanins—a powerful antioxidant.


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