Growing up, one of my best friend’s parents made their own maple syrup. They used to put it on everything, which was delicious. One of my favorite combinations was maple syrup and carrots. Carrots are naturally sweet on their own, but with a touch of maple syrup they are even better. I added a little bit of butter to round out the flavor.
Maple Glazed Carrots
- 1 lb carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup water
- salt and pepper
- In a pan with a lid, combine the carrots, syrup, butter, water, pinch of salt, and a bit of pepper.
- Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
- Stir ocasionally to make sure that they don’t burn.
- Cook until carrots are tender and liquid has reduced to a glaze, about 15 minutes. [The carrots will still have a slight bite to them, if you want them fully soft cook for an additional 5 minutes.]