Sous Vide Maple-Glazed Carrots


The sous vide method will yield more aromatic, sweeter, and perfectly tender carrots in their own juice. You can expect a somewhat crisp texture that's soft without being mushy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Maldon® sea salt flakes (optional)


  1. Prepare a water bath with an immersion circulator set to 185 degrees F (85 degrees C).

  2. Cut carrots in half lengthwise and slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces on the bias/diagonal.

  3. Place carrots, 2 tablespoons of butter, chicken broth, maple syrup, lime juice, thyme sprigs, and cayenne pepper into a resealable freezer bag or a vacuum seal bag. Seal the bag, and press out as much air as possible, then place into another freezer bag, press out all the air, and seal.

  4. Lower the bag into the water bath until bag is completely submerged, then clip the bag to the side of the container. Be prepared to weigh the bag down if you see it starting to float. Cover the water bath container with aluminum foil to retain heat and minimize evaporation, and cook until carrots are tender, about 70 minutes.

  5. Drain carrots through a fine mesh strainer set over a medium skillet; transfer carrots to a bowl and set aside.

  6. Place the skillet over medium heat and bring the liquid to a simmer. Cook until it is reduced to about 3 tablespoons, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons butter, stirring until sauce is smooth and shiny.

  7. Add carrots to the skillet, tossing gently to combine, and season with a sprinkle of salt flakes. Serve warm.

Cook's Note:

Cooking time may vary slightly depending on the sous vide circulator brand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
12g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 399mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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