/ by Good Thyme Kitchen
Orange Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots
SERVING SIZE: 4 1 bunch multicolored carrots with tops ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (1 navel orange) + ½ navel orange for roasting 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup ½ teaspoon kosher salt Fresh thyme sprigs for garnish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Clean carrots and cut off leafy tops. Cut ½ orange into thin slices. Place carrots and slices on parchment-lined baking sheet. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, cook orange juice, maple syrup and butter using a whisk to combine until melted. Pour about 2 to 3 tablespoons of orange juice mixture over carrots and orange slices and toss until coated. Set remaining mixture aside. Sprinkle carrots with salt. Bake in oven for 20-plus minutes, depending on carrot size. Just before carrots are done, bring remaining orange juice mixture to a boil, until reduced by half and thickened. Transfer carrots from oven and pour remaining orange juice mixture over top, and garnish with fresh thyme.
Kari Backlund and Courtney Fancris are the founders of www.goodthymekitchen.com. They are recipe developers that focus on healthy, easy and realistic cooking that the entire family can enjoy.