Maple Syrup and Orange Braised Carrots

Please use freshly squeezed orange juice for this recipe. If you want a bit of a tang, add 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice. I wanted mine orange-sweet and so I didn’t add lemon or vinegar. You may need to adjust the cooking time depending on how hard or soft your carrots are. Mine were the large, hard carrots that need 20 minutes or more to cook. ENJOY!

Maple Syrup and Orange Braised Carrots

Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 20-30 minutes; Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 
500g (1Ib) carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch-thick slices or 1 lb baby carrots
  • 2-3 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or mint or cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the fresh herbs in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the lid, and increase the heat to medium high. Cook stirring occasionally until all the liquid has evaporated and carrots are cooking in butter.
  3. Reduce the heat and continue cooking, to your desired tenderness.
  4. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.
  5. Garnish with the fresh herbs and serve as a side.

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Step By Step Photos 

Place all ingredients except the fresh herbs in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.

Remove the lid, and increase the heat to medium high. Cook stirring occasionally until all the liquid has evaporated and carrots are cooking in butter.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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