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Maple Glazed Carrots

Rather than just boiling your carrots, why not roast them with an orange and maple syrup glaze? Great for winter carrots that need a bit of extra sweetness.


Serves 4

  • Enough carrots for 4 people
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (not squash / cordial)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C. Put your potato roasting tin in the oven to pre-heat.

  2. Scrub the carrots . There's no need to peel them, unless the skins are a bit bad.

  3. Chop to the size you want to roast.

  4. Put the orange juice and maple syrup in a bowl and mix well. Add the carrots and mix well, ensuring all carrots are coated with the glaze.

  5. When the oven is hot, put the carrots in the roasting tin, with any spare juices from the bowl. Spread into an even layer.

  6. Roast for 20 minutes, then take the tray out of the oven (to keep the oven hot) and turn all the carrots, to allow all surfaces to get crispy.

  7. Cook for another 10 minutes.


Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 40 minutes

Notes & Variations on Maple Glazed Carrots

Experiment with spices. If it's Christmas time, you could add some ground cinnamon or nutmeg.

At other times, maybe some of your favourite herbs (nothing too strong, or it will detract from the sweetness). Coriander leaves would work particularly well.


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