Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon

I love carrots. Not only are they delicious but they store well and are fairly inexpensive to buy. Given our very rocky soil, I have never good luck actually growing carrots in my garden but I always buy them at the farm stand and our farmer’s market so we have them on hand. When I buy carrots from the grocery store, I always choose organic. During the summer and fall, I buy carrots from local farmers that I know don’t use pesticides on their crops.

Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon

Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon

Plain carrots are fine but there are times that I want something a little bit fancier.  These Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon are one of my favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Carrots are easy to preserve into the fall and early winter in a cold spot and we always have plenty of real Vermont maple syrup from the maple trees in our backyard. Bacon just makes anything better. I consider this a Paleo side dish although there is some debate whether or not honey and maple can really be called Paleo. I figure it doesn’t get much more “real food” than to eat what comes from the trees in your backyard.

Vinegar is one of those iffy Paleo foods. Technically it’s processed although vinegar has been used since Babylonian times. Most people consider it as acceptable just like local honey and raw butter. Make sure that you choose one that is gluen free and has no added sugars. If your interpretation of Paleo doesn’t allow vinegar, consider this a holiday splurge.

Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon

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Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon
 
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Recipe type: vegetable
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of organic carrots
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup real Vermont maple syrup (please don't use fake syrup)
  • ¼ cup nitrate free bacon cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Bring the vinegar and maple syrup to a boil in a small pan. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes until it is slightly thicker.
  3. Steam the carrots until they are a bit soft but not completely cooked. This takes me about 5 minutes but will depend on the size of your carrots.
  4. Put them in a baking dish. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over it. Pour over the vinegar and maple glaze and mix.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes.

 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy carrots?

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Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing. Looks delicious. Will try this recipe as I am a carrot lover myself. 

  2. That looks delicious; I bet the maple really brings out the sweetness in the carrots!  Great Thanksgiving side! 

  3. Who cares if it’s Paleo or not if it’s as delicious as this looks? i love that you use all real food ingredients and I’m exited to try this one.

  4. We will just love your Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon, looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Hope to see you again real soon,
    Miz Helen

  5. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale says:

    Absolutely LOVE this recipe, Ellen!  Thank you so much for linking up with Mouthwatering Mondays!  Your carrots were featured in today’s post!

  6. I saw this recipe over on Mouthwatering Mondays, and these carrots look incredible! I looove carrots with sweet glazes. I recently made a parsnip recipe with a honey glaze that’s a little similar, except mine doesn’t have bacon. Womp womp. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend!
    Miz Helen

  8. Ooh, I’m making this soon. Thanks for the recipe!

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