Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots are a dish with a festive holiday feel, making it ideal alongside roasted turkey or glazed ham. Brown sugar and maple-glazed carrots have a nice crunch from the cinnamon toasted pecans, making them sweet as pie.

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Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots

Who says you have to choose between healthy and indulging in pie this Thanksgiving? I’m here to show you that you can do both with this carrot side dish that gives you all the flavors of your favorite pecan pie. I know, I know carrots are totally not the same as pie, but this amazing pecan glaze gets you so close to the taste of pie it’s almost magical. 

Your taste buds will be truly surprised by how sweet and delicious these cooked carrots are! They are quick, easy, and one of the most delicious ways to get your family to eat their vegetables!

It’s a recipe perfect for the holidays and easy enough for any day of the week. The pecan pie glaze adds so much flavor and takes simple carrots to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots on platter

How To Make Glazed Carrots

Making glazed carrots is super easy! Glazing the carrots enhances the sweet flavor of the carrots without losing the bright color. This stove-top method takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.

The butter,  brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon melt together in a skillet with the carrots and are cooked over medium heat until tender. That’s it. Serve with cinnamon toasted pecans, making them sweet as pie. THAT’S ALL IT TAKES. 

So if you’re looking for one more side dish, why not try these Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots? Fast, easy, and full of flavor, this veggie will be an excellent addition to your dinner table this holiday season!

Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots on table

What Kind of Carrots Should I Use? 

I use medium-sized skinny carrots but you can use baby carrots, large carrots cut or even rainbow carrots make a beautiful presentation….whatever you’d prefer. This recipe is so easy and full of warm flavors, any carrots will complement them perfectly. 

The best part is that the carrots are cooked to a tender perfection. This sweet, buttery and perfectly delicious recipe will keep your oven free and practically make themselves! 

Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots on white platter

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Cranberry Mulled Ale brimming with festive flavors. Full of cinnamon, honey, ginger and nutmeg, the drink smells and tastes just like the holidays. 

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The Only Carrots You’ll Be Craving This Season

With the holidays right around the corner, this easy side dish would be an impeccable and colorful addition to your dinner spread. It’s always a hit in our house, and I know it will be a hit in yours too!

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Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots on table

Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Pecan Pie Glazed Carrots are a dish with a festive holiday feel, making it ideal alongside roasted turkey or glazed ham. Brown sugar and maple-glazed carrots have a nice crunch from the cinnamon toasted pecans, making them sweet as pie.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds (about 24) small thin carrots (cut carrots into 1/2 or 1/4 if too thick)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon toasted pecans, chopped
  • kosher salt


  1. Put a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt butter. Add the carrots and a good pinch of salt. Cook, tossing occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered until the carrots are just tender, 4 to 5 minutes, shaking pan occasionally.
  3. Transfer carrots to a serving dish. Return skillet to heat and continue cooking uncovered until syrup is a glaze-like consistency, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour glaze over carrots, sprinkle with pecans and serve immediately.


recipe adapted from Woman's Day

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