Sweet Potatoes, Carrots and Onions Glazed in a Maple Brown Sugar (and a little Bourbon) Sauce

Our Krazy Kitchen is collecting side dish recipes from our Thanksgiving meal.  What a terrific idea, since the difference in Thanksgiving and Christmas meals is mostly the enthusiasm for the food.  Personally, I think I like Thanksgiving best.  No pressure of gift giving or decorations; it’s just a day to celebrate food and family.


So, submit away.  I want to see what spectacular things you all made!


I think this rates as spectacular.  We had 4 adults and 3 children around our Thanksgiving meal.  We ate at 2 PM and again at about 8 for the leftover rush.  This was the only dish that was completely gone… no leftovers.


That must count for something.


And, it was the easiest thing I made for the meal…


3 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled, quartered and sliced about 1/2 inch thick
5 carrots, peeled and sliced about 1/2 inch thick
2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch segments.


You get the idea, you want to have all the pieces about the same size, so they are all cooked evenly.


For the glaze, I mixed together…


1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 shot (ounce and a half) of Bourbon


the alcohol will cook out, leaving that earthy nutty hint of taste behind.


And mix, coating each piece with the glaze.  I cooked mine covered in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour to get everything soft.  Then i uncovered for an additional 15 minutes to get the outside just a little bit crispy.


So good.  Like I said, it was gobbled up, even by the kids (they liked the apples and carrots best).


And now, I need your help.


I have a very exciting give away being run on my site right now.  


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I am a HUGE fan of the “raw” cashews you can buy in bulk.  If all you have had is the oil coated, over salted cashew, you really haven’t tasted the true taste of a cashew.






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They also have ready made gift baskets (like these chocolate covered pretzels in a dark chocolate basket), perfect to let your fingers do your Christmas shopping for you.


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But, I have an opportunity that I would like to pursue with this company.  But, I need a show of strength in this contest.  I need several more comments (easy to enter, just make a comment on that days blog and you are entered) to be taken seriously by OH NUTS!


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Dave here from MY YEAR ON THE GRILL. It really is just this easy!  

 … I CAN COOK THAT! 

And so can you!


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  • Those vibrant colour veges looked delicious:)

  • The recipe for the carrots and sweet potatoes, onions and sauce sounds fantastic!! Mmmmm! Thank you for sharing!

  • As soon I saw your recipe tittle my taste-buds started immediately working away. Lovely and a such perfect side dish.
    The chocolate rocks look awesome and they are excellent to decorate cookies.
    Wishing you a great weekend ♥