Maple Carrots and Parsnips

It's a side dish that commands second helpings. The maple syrup enhances the sweetness of the vegetables making it a wonderful taste sensation when served with roasted pork, chicken or turkey.

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  • 2 cups (500 mL) peeled, sliced Ontario Carrots
  • 2 cups (500 mL) peeled, sliced Ontario Parsnips
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) water
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped candied ginger
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped parsley


Combine carrots with parsnips and water. Microwave, covered on High power for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through; drain. Stir in maple syrup and butter and chopped candied ginger until richly glazed. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Note: Microwave recipes tested in a 700-watt microwave oven. Power level terminology in microwave ovens varies; check your owner's manual and use whichever word or number gives you the same percentages as in the recipe (High is always 100%). If your oven differs, cooking times may vary.