Maple-Glazed Carrots with Pecans

The natural sweetness of carrots goes well with maple flavors in this easy side dish.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1/4
cup chicken broth
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
lb ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1/4
cup real maple or maple-flavored syrup
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup coarsely chopped pecans

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat broth and salt to boiling over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 10 to 12 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Drain if necessary.
  • 2 Add syrup and butter to carrots in saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until carrots are glazed. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat broth and salt to boiling over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 10 to 12 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Drain if necessary.
  • 2 Add syrup and butter to carrots in saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until carrots are glazed. Sprinkle with pecans.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Substitute purchased sugar-glazed almonds for the pecans.

Real maple syrup is more expensive because it takes 20 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of syrup! Less costly maple-flavored syrup is a blend of less-expensive syrup and pure maple syrup or flavoring.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
135mg
135%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
260%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.