Maple-Glazed Carrots and Apples

You need only five ingredients to create this yummy, cardamom-scented side dish.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 2

2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
medium apple, cut into thin wedges
2
tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1/4
teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 Heat 1 inch water (salted if desired) to boiling in 1-quart saucepan. Add carrots. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until tender; drain.
  • 2 Heat butter in 6-inch skillet over medium heat until hot. Cook apple wedges in butter 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in syrup and cardamom. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until apples are evenly glazed. Stir into carrots.

Expert Tips

Cardamom is a member of the ginger family. Native to India, this aromatic spice is used to flavor both sweet and savory foods.

Keeping the peel on the apple adds extra fiber to this scrumptious side dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
135 mg
135 %;
Total Carbohydrate
33 g
33 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.