Maple & pecan carrots

Maple & pecan carrots

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 8
Sweet maple syrup and pecan nuts go brilliantly with roasted carrots in this festive vegetarian side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal96
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre3g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.08g
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  • 1kg carrot, quartered



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 25g pecans, chopped
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. You can do this while the turkey is resting. Place the carrots on a large baking tray, toss with the oil and plenty of salt, then spread out in an even layer. Cover with foil and roast for 10 mins, then remove the foil and cook for 20 mins more.

  2. Drizzle with the syrup and scatter over the nuts, then return to the oven for a final 10 mins until the carrots are soft and golden and the pecans toasted.

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27th Nov, 2016
Absolutely loved this! Made it yesterday for a Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was so easy. I'll be making this for Christmas Lunch but I think I'll try it with half carrots and half parsnips.
14th Jul, 2012
Delicious! Made this yesterday for a Christmas in July dinner and they were loved by everyone. One word of advice - double up because my guests were scraping the dish to get the last bits of pecan nuts out!
28th Dec, 2011
very very nice, I made for xmas day in the last 3 years .. it's sure is a winner!! give it a go!!
2nd Dec, 2011
Loved this recipe! I've never been a big fan of cooked carrots. I always preferred them raw--this recipe changed my mind. The maple syrup and pecans were the perfect accompaniment.
12th Oct, 2011
Delicious...even those who don't like cooked carrots (I'm one of them) will enjoy this dish.
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