Maple Vanilla Carrots - Recipe Blitz

This is a sweet recipe for a sweet year.  Rosh Ha Shana, which starts Wednesday night is a Jewish New Year and Rosh means head and shana means year - head of the year.

Sometimes "easy" turns out to be the best.  These carrots are an example.  They are so very simple to make and they are pleasing to the palate.  The taste is subtle.  The maple and vanilla blend with the sweet carrot and go beautifully with almost any other food.  Perfect for the holiday of Rosh Ha Shana.  Perfect for any day.

Maple Vanilla Carrots (adapted from Martha Stewart)


Serves 4
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (pure)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper


Combine carrots and water in a large skillet. Bring to a simmer, and cook until carrots are tender and most of the water has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Add syrup, butter, salt, and pepper, and toss.

Read more at Maple-Vanilla Carrots - Martha Stewart Recipes


  1. These sound wonderful Chaya! What a great side dish - I love the maple/vanilla combination.


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