Source: Pillsbury - used with permission
A shiny maple syrup glaze complements the natural sweetness of carrots. Try them the next time you serve pork chops or roasted chicken.
1/2 cup water
4 cups sliced fresh carrots
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1/4 cup chopped pecans*
In medium saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add carrots; cover and cook over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender. Drain; cover to keep warm.
Melt butter in same saucepan over low heat. Stir in syrup. Add carrots; cook until carrots are well glazed, stirring constantly. Serve topped with pecans.
Makes 6 (1/2-cup) servings.
Tip: If desired, pecans can be toasted. To toast, cook pecans in small nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned, stirring constantly.
For extra flavor, sprinkle carrots with a little nutmeg or cinnamon just before serving.
Nutritional Info per 1/2 cup serving: Calories 110, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated 2 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 80 mg, Total Carbohydrate 14 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g,
Sugars 8 g, Protein 1 g
Diet Exchange: 1/2 Fruit, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat
OR 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat