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Sweet Roasted Carrots

This roasted carrot dish is topped with candied pecans and Maple Bourbon Goat Cheese creating a sweetly earthy side dish for the fall and holiday season.

Sweet Roasted Carrots with Maple Bourbon meal
Sweet Roasted Carrots with Maple Bourbon recipe

the details

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Yield: 6


  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 TB unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 LaClare Creamery Maple Bourbon Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 TB fresh thyme leaves

Candied Pecans:

  • 2 TB butter
  • 3 TB maple syrup
  • 1 TB brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp kosher sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place carrots in a single layer and evenly distribute butter over carrots. Sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Bake for 60 minutes, turning several times.
  2. Prepare candied pecans while carrots are roasting. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Then add the maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans. Stir for about 2 minutes until the mixture thickens. Remove the candied pecans from the heat and stir in the salt. Set aside.
  3. Once the carrots are finished roasting, place on a serving dish and sprinkle with the candied pecans and Maple Bourbon Goat Chevre Cheese. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves.