Lazy-Braised, Maple-Glazed Carrots

This delicious glazed carrot recipe is going to steal the show at your next fall dinner. The sweet and savory combo features garlic and rosemary with a hint of orange and cayenne.

white platter with Lazy-Braised, Maple-Glazed Carrots
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
3 cups


  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 garlic cloves, halved

  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig

  • 2 pound carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally 1/4-inch thick

  • Kosher salt

  • Black pepper

  • ½ cup water

  • 3 tablespoon orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • Dash cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon slivered orange zest*


  1. In a large skillet melt butter over medium. Add garlic cloves, cut sides down, and rosemary sprig. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant and garlic begins to brown. Discard garlic pieces.

  2. Add carrots to skillet. Season with salt and black pepper. Add the water. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until carrots are nearly tender.

  3. Discard rosemary sprig. Add orange juice, maple syrup, mustard, and cayenne pepper to carrots; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until liquid is syrupy and carrots are lightly glazed, stirring often. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with orange zest.


To make long strips of slivered zest, peel wide strips of orange zest using a vegetable peeler, then cut them into thin strips. (Or you can use a zester or Microplane.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 13.3mg 67%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 510mg 11%
Folate, total 31.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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