Braised Maple Orange Carrots

October 24, 2019

Braised Maple Orange Carrots

This excellent recipe makes a great side at any dinner.

Braised Maple Orange Carrots

Maple + Orange + Carrots = Sides win!


  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced about ¼” thick
  • Kosher salt& cracked black pepper*
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup*
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard*
  • Dash cayenne pepper*
    • *Available from Well Seasoned


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic cloves and rosemary sprig. Cook until fragrant and garlic begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Remove and discard garlic.
  3. Add carrots to the pan and season generously with salt and black pepper.
  4. Add the water. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until carrots are nearly tender. Remove and discard rosemary sprig.
  5. Add juice, maple syrup, mustard and cayenne pepper to carrots; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring often, until liquid is syrupy and carrots are lightly glazed, about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with fresh orange zest. Serve immediately.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 25 Min

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