Maple and Applesauce Carrots with Candied Pecans

Bake carrots with applesauce, maple syrup and pecans for a delicious side dish.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
bag (32 oz) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1
cup applesauce
1/2
cup real maple syrup
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
tablespoon butter
1
tablespoon sugar
1
cup pecan halves
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add carrots. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 to 18 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, stir applesauce, syrup, mustard and cinnamon. Cook about 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture bubbles. Drain carrots; place in baking dish. Pour syrup mixture evenly over carrots.
  • 4 In small skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in sugar. Add pecans; turn pecans several times to coat with sugar mixture. Sprinkle over carrots.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 20 to 22 minutes or until hot.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    75mg
    75%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    16g
    16%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    250%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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