Holiday appetizer

Bake Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots with Me

Sharing a personal favorite – Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots recipe that effortlessly transforms humble carrots into a gourmet delight. This dish, with its perfect blend of sweetness, citrusy brightness, and savory depth, is a true showstopper that elevates any meal.

These glazed delights offer a perfect union of sweetness, citrusy brightness, and savory depth. Garnish with fresh thyme and a drizzle of orange juice for a presentation that reflects your commitment to culinary excellence. This recipe is not just about a side dish; it’s an invitation to savor a symphony of flavors that will elevate your dining experience.

Ingredients for Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots

Choose fresh and vibrant carrots for this recipe. Peel and dice them diagonally to about 1 inch in size. Opt for slender small carrots if available, and you can skip cutting them if they are already petite and tender.

For a delightful sweetness and a unique flavor, maple syrup is used in this recipe as a substitute for honey. It adds a rich and distinct taste to the glaze, complementing the earthy sweetness of the carrots.

Freshly squeezed orange juice introduces a burst of citrusy brightness to the glaze. It not only enhances the overall flavor but also contributes to the enticing aroma of the dish.

Fresh thyme sprigs impart a fragrant and herby essence to the dish. They are added both during baking and as a finishing touch, enhancing the overall aroma and flavor. Thyme’s earthy notes complement the sweetness of the carrots and the richness of the glaze.

These carefully selected ingredients work in harmony, creating a delectable Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots dish that balances sweetness, citrusy brightness, and savory depth, making it a delightful and flavorful side dish.


maple glazed carrots

How to Make Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots

Begin by preheating your oven to 425℉, ensuring it reaches the desired temperature for the Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots.

For the carrots, start by peeling and diagonally dicing them to approximately 1 inch in size. If you have slender small carrots, you can skip the cutting step.

In a small bowl or container, combine all the remaining ingredients except for the thyme and orange juice. Shake the mixture well to create a uniform glaze.

Next, generously pour the glaze over the prepared carrots, making sure each piece is thoroughly coated. Introduce two sprigs of fresh thyme to enhance the flavors.

Place the glazed carrots in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, remembering to flip them halfway through the cooking time. This ensures an even coating and thorough caramelization.

Once the carrots are beautifully glazed and tender, remove them from the oven. To finish, serve the dish hot, garnishing it with the remaining thyme and a drizzle of fresh orange juice. Your Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots are now ready to be enjoyed!


Holiday appetizer

Maple Glazed Chili Carrots

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Gurleen


  • 400 gm carrots
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup sub for honey
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme sub for dried thyme or herb of choice


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425℉
  • Prep the carrots, peel and dice diagonally about 1 inch. If you are using slender small carrots, I would skip cutting
  • In a small bowl or container, mix all other ingredients except thyme and orange juice. Shake well
  • Pour over the carrots and make sure to coat well. Add in 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Bake for 20-25 mins flipping halfway through
  • Serve hot with remaining thyme & fresh orange juice. Enjoy!


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 34187IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg
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As you embark on the journey of creating Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots, envision the symphony of flavors that will unfold in your kitchen. This recipe is not just about nourishing your body but also about treating your taste buds to a culinary experience that transcends the ordinary. Whether it graces your holiday table or becomes a weeknight staple, this dish is a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients are combined with passion and creativity. So, indulge in the joy of cooking and savor every delightful bite of this Maple & Orange Glazed Carrots masterpiece. Your taste buds will thank you.

 ❤️ Gurleen 

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