Sometimes I forget that carrots are good for anything besides soups and crudité. One night I found that they were all we had left in the crisper drawer, so they became a side dish. With a few sweet and crunchy ingredients to dress them up, they were almost like eating dessert for dinner!
Sweet Maple Carrots with Cranberries & Toasted Pecans
2 C carrots, sliced
1/4 C orange juice
2 T dried cranberries
1 T maple syrup
2 T brown sugar
1/8 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
1 T butter (*use Earth Balance or omit for vegan)
1/4 C toasted pecans
Boil carrot slices about 15 minutes until tender, and drain.
In a saucepan, heat juice, cranberries, maple, sugar, and nutmeg until dissolved together and cranberries plump. Whisk in the butter and add the carrots. Stir over low-medium heat until liquid evaporates and carrots are glazed.
Top with toasted pecans.