My favorite combination by far this fall is maple syrup with just about anything. Frosting. Please. Sweet potatoes. Definitely. Carrots. Oh yeah. This recipe from Real Simple’s website was, well, simple. It had such a good flavor to it and took no time at all. This is a definite keeper.
Real Simple Magazine Maple Glazed Carrots
3 pounds carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
kosher salt and black pepper
In a large skillet, combine the carrots, syrup, butter, 1/3 cup water, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring once, until the carrots are tender and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, 12 to 15 minutes. (If the carrots are tender before the liquid has thickened, uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until the liquid forms a glaze.)