Easy Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe

I’ve been getting carrots in my Wickham Farms CSA share for weeks now, and this week is the first time it occurred to me to make glazed carrots.  Now, I could weep for all that lost time that we could have been eating sweet, gingery, lovely, brown-butter caramelized glazed carrots.

The only problem with this recipe is that there is never enough. Usually when preparing a carrot dish for my family, I allot 1 carrot per person. In this recipe, I could easily double that amount and there would still be no leftovers. Everyone in my family, including my two children, were literally licking their spoons and plates, trying to get every last morsel of caramelly, buttery goodness.

Glazed Carrots

If you have carrots in your refrigerator, go make this right now. If you don’t, go buy some carrots and make this.

And dare I say it? This is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. I know I’ll be making it!

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Maple Glazed Carrots (serves 4)


  • 6-8 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2″ thick coins
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup (please only use Pure Maple Syrup!! None of that HFCS junk!)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


1. Add the carrots, maple syrup, and the butter to a large saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil.

2. Add the ginger, salt, pepper, and reduce to a simmer. Simmer, partially covered, for 12-15 minutes, until the carrots are softened but still have a bit of bite to them.  It’ll get all bubbly and brown and delectable.

Glazed Carrots

3. Serve hot, with a drizzle of the sauce on top.

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Note: I get my produce from Wickham Farms. You can Learn more about Wickham Farms here and check out all my favorite CSA-friendly recipes.

Wondering what to do with all that fresh produce? Here are some resources that may help:

8 Ways to Use CSA Veggies.

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  1. Those look yummy! My kiddos keep telling me they don’t like carrots, can’t wait to try this recipe and see if this doesn’t change their minds! Thanks

  2. we make glazed carrots often- i have to make at least a pound, my family devours them. it’s crazy. i havent EVER liked cooked carrots until i tried glazed.

  3. My kids refuse to eat cooked carrots. I will definitely keep this in mind next time, maybe I can get them to eat some!

  4. My son loves carrots. me not so much so i tend not to make them. Will try.

  5. Those look delish! I’m not a big carrot fan but I may have to try out this recipe. Thanks!

  6. Those look great! I’m always thrilled to see vegetarian recipes this time a year. Seems everyone is SO obsessed with meat. It’s refreshing to see a non-meat recipe even if it’s ‘just’ carrots. 😉

  7. This is my favorite way to eat carrots. I posted it on my Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: http://goo.gl/63FEMV

  8. Is the ginger fresh or just from the spice aisle?

    • I prefer to use fresh ginger grated on a microplane, but you can use the jar from the spice aisle if that’s all you have.

  9. What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity on the topic of unpredicted feelings.

  10. I have made these several times, we absolute love them. They are so easy to make and the taste is awesome! thank you for sharing.


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