My mother in law gave us this easy and delicious recipe for carrots as a side dish.

Dora
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the carrots in a large pot and cover them with water. Boil until they are tender. Drain well and return carrots to the original pot.

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  • Approximately 5 minutes before serving the carrots, add maple syrup and butter to the pot. Stir until the carrots are coated.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 130 mg sodium. 14.9 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2003
This dish is great- simple to make and very tasty. I tested this recipe with about 1/2 pound of carrots 1 tbsp of syrup and 1 tbsp of butter. It was great. Then I prepared the dish with the quantities listed and it was a lot less flavorful. I recommend doubling the amount of syrup and butter for a 2 lb bag of carrots. I also added pecans which gave it a little twist of additional flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2009
I tried this recipe thinking that the maple syrup would really spruce up the basic sweetened carrots that I have been making for years. It did not. Aside from the amounts listed not being enough maple syrup and butter the texture of the sauce was quite runny compared to the way I make it and also more expensive to make. I use butter or margarine along with either light or brown sugar with my carrots and they are so much better and also less expensive to make. I then add parsley to them primarily to dress them up and make them more appetizing to look at. I will continue to make what I call "candied carrots" using my method. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2003
This dish is great- simple to make and very tasty. I tested this recipe with about 1/2 pound of carrots 1 tbsp of syrup and 1 tbsp of butter. It was great. Then I prepared the dish with the quantities listed and it was a lot less flavorful. I recommend doubling the amount of syrup and butter for a 2 lb bag of carrots. I also added pecans which gave it a little twist of additional flavor. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2003
This dish is great- simple to make and very tasty. I tested this recipe with about 1/2 pound of carrots 1 tbsp of syrup and 1 tbsp of butter. It was great. Then I prepared the dish with the quantities listed and it was a lot less flavorful. I recommend doubling the amount of syrup and butter for a 2 lb bag of carrots. I also added pecans which gave it a little twist of additional flavor. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2011
I liked the flavor however I made a couple modifications that made these carrots awesome. First I roasted them with olive oil and salt at 375 for about 20 minutes stirred and then turned the temp up on the oven to 425 for another ten minutes or so or until tender. I then heated about two tablespoons of butter in a skillet on med high heat and added the carrots as well as two to three tablespoons of maple syrup. I let it bubble a little bit stirring frequently and the butter and syrup carmelized together forming a very tasty carmel. I served immediately. They were great like this! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2009
I tried this recipe thinking that the maple syrup would really spruce up the basic sweetened carrots that I have been making for years. It did not. Aside from the amounts listed not being enough maple syrup and butter the texture of the sauce was quite runny compared to the way I make it and also more expensive to make. I use butter or margarine along with either light or brown sugar with my carrots and they are so much better and also less expensive to make. I then add parsley to them primarily to dress them up and make them more appetizing to look at. I will continue to make what I call "candied carrots" using my method. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
Great recipe! I used Log Cabin syrup. Also increased amount of syrup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2010
This recipe was disappointing. There just wasn't much maple flavor. The carrots tasted like carrots and not like they had anything on them. Sorry I doubt that we will be having them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2003
I too doubled the maple syrup and butter and added pecans. Very delicious and easy! Is already a family favorite for us. Chris Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2011
Good simple recipe. Adds a little sweetness to the carrots without overpowering them. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2008
Exactly what I was looking for. I made this when we had company and I didn't want to serve plain carrots. The amount of syrup and butter was just right to give a unique taste while still letting the flavor of the carrots come through. Everyone loved them...there were no left overs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
Excellent and so simple! Even picky veggie eaters will love these carrots. I doubled the maple syrup and butter for a 2-lb bag of carrots. I cooked my carrots about 3 hrs before dinner putting them aside. I was roasting a pork loin. Just before serving time and while the oven was still hot I put the carrots that I had tossed and coated with the syrup/butter mixture in a baking dish popped them into the oven until good and hot. They were a perfect side dish to my pork loin. Loads of compliments and so easy! Read More
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